Keyboard support [1.3.6] [built into 3.0]

Jon

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If you can knock it up in a week, yes. I don't think I'll get to this for at least another week.

Rhys

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Last call, should I roll my own?

Jon

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Yes - with all the incoming reports and some shaky implementation of stuff that brings in the native UI, I won't get to this for 1.0.

mikbob

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Jon, I use a wireless bluetooth keyboard alot with my ipads, perhaps that could work, and you wouldn't lose half the screen!

We can't give everyone who buys the app that though, so apps have to be built around the onscreen keyboard.
But, you could have support for that in the game.

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Jon

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It's a bad idea and a waste of time to support a feature that requires something most users won't have.

Aasimar

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@Rhys : You have made some test with a fake keyboard ? reactivity's good ?

malospam

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Maybe a section for Bluetooth devices that have code..
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Rhys

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I made a fake keyboard, it works but it has a tendency to crash because of double-frees.

deatherr1

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Rhys can you share this fake keyboard?

Rhys

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Currently it's pretty tied into my own game. I might make a detached version in the form of a resource pack in the future. If Jon't going to take this on at a point in the future, then it might not be needed.

applaud

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Hope its ok to re-open this topic? I've been searching to find out if and when iOS native keyboard is supported and can find Jon mentioning in a few places it would be included in next major release, which I assume was 2.0 but is keyboard supported now?

I really really (really!) need it for my new game which will be social and needs accounts set up etc.

Any chance of an update on when this is coming or point me in the right direction if it can be implemented easily via a few lines in Xcode.

Thanks :)

applaud

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bump

Any info on when iOS native keyboard actions are coming? I don't have time to build a keyboard from scratch and want the professional native keyboard.

To build the best, interactive, social games on stencyl (and really show off the power of stencyl) we need this feature asap please. Any near-future possibility would be great news!

demodiabp

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I agree with your applaud.  This is a feature that NEEDS to be Stencyl.  Without it Stencyl is really limited in its ability.  I also need this feature so that users can enter their names.

Stevetheipad

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This is one of the key iOS features hat we need in Stencyl...so it better be in 3.0!