One of the items those who create embedded touchscreen devices with Qt often request is a good, extensible virtual keyboard. We have listened, and I am extremely happy to announce that a Technology Preview of the new Qt Virtual Keyboard is available as a value-add component for Qt Enterprise customers.
There is already a simple virtual keyboard available for Qt Enterprise Embedded, but now we are releasing a Technology Preview of a new and completely re-implemented virtual keyboard. It provides a solid base to be used in various different embedded devices, especially ones with a touchscreen user interface. Because the virtual keyboard is fully licensed under Qt Enterprise, it can easily be included into all kinds of embedded devices without concerns for 3rd party license compatibility, as well as extended with both commercial and open-source spell checkers and word prediction engines. The new virtual keyboard allows for a fully custom visual appearance. We provide two example styles with the Technology Preview: one modern and one retro style.
English keyboard layout:
The following video contains a short overview of the key functionality of the new virtual keyboard as well as a demonstration of how nicely it integrates with Qt Enterprise Embedded:
The virtual keyboard technology preview is available for download from the Qt Enterprise Customer Portal, or via the Qt Enterprise online installer. The technology preview is intended for Linux, embedded Linux and embedded Android on top of Qt 5. The virtual keyboard will also be a pre-integrated component in the upcoming major update of Qt Enterprise Embedded. For more information, please check out the virtual keyboard product page.
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