Specifying Supported Input Methods

The <uses-configuration> tag can be used to specify which input methods the application supports.There are different configuration attributes for five-way navigation, the hardware keyboard and keyboard types; navigation devices such as the directional pad, trackball, and wheel; and touch screen settings.

There is no "OR" support within a given attribute. If an application supports multiple input configurations, there must be multiple <uses-configuration> tags—one for each complete configuration supported.

For example, if your application requires a physical keyboard and touch screen input using a finger or a stylus, you need to define two separate <uses-configuration> tags in your manifest file, as follows:

<uses-configuration android:reqHardKeyboard="true"

android:reqTouchScreen="finger" /> <uses-configuration android:reqHardKeyboard="true" android:reqTouchScreen="stylus" />

For more information about the <uses-configuration> tag of the Android manifest file, see the Android SDK reference at http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ manifest/uses-configuration-element.html.

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