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You can specify different types of on-screen keyboards to be displayed. Please use any of the following methods.


Method 1


Change the KeyboardName registry parameter at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ComfortSoftware\CKeyboard from your software.


If the on-screen keyboard is visible, send the Windows message PostMessage(FindWindow('TFirstForm', 'CKeyboardFirstForm'), WM_CSKEYBOARD, 1, 0), and our application will reload the on-screen keyboard.


Method 2


Download this file:

Command line format: SetNameKB.exe KeyboardName

For example: SetNameKB.exe Mini


Method 3


Use this code:


char KeyboardName[80];



KeyboardName = "Standard";


// Fill the COPYDATA structure

MyCDS.dwData = 1; // function identifier

MyCDS.cbData = sizeof(KeyboardName); // size of data

MyCDS.lpData = &KeyboardName; // data structure


// Call function, passing data in &MyCDS

HWND hwDispatch = FindWindow( "TFirstForm", "CKeyboardFirstForm" );

if( hwDispatch != NULL )

  SendMessage( hwDispatch,







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