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A user can interact with a device in several ways. Traditional ways include:
- Button presses
- Stylus input
- Software or hardware keyboard.
Non-traditional input methods include:
- Voice control
- Networked device interactions
- Using the camera as a positional joystick
- GPS position information
All Windows Mobile devices include buttons and a directional pad (d-pad), so these controls are considered the primary input interface for games.
Capturing Button Presses
EveryWindows ®phone has consistent, predefined button assignments, which include Calendar, Messaging, Tasks, and Contacts.
The layout of the buttons, d-pad, and display can be portrait or landscape, and QWERTY keyboards are becoming common.
The way to interact with the hardware buttons on a Windows Mobile 6.5 device is by using these input functions:
Capturing Stylus Input
Many devices running Windows Mobile 6.5 support a touch screen. You can make your game stylus-aware by using the APIs described in the Touchsection.
Capturing Keyboard Input
Most Windows Mobile devices support a keyboard using a hardware–independent keyboard model. The OEM usually determines the keyboard layout for a specified device. See the Keyboardsection for more information about handling keyboard input.