In case you ever need to capture some keyboard input similar to a TextBox but without a TextBox (hence you also want to capture input that - on some keyboard layouts - need a secondary key to type (like % on my layout = Shift+5), but don’t care whether the user presses special keys like Shift or Ctrl, or whether the num block was used to enter a number): Don’t try to start with KeyDown or KeyUp, they won’t help much. Instead, register a text input handler on the TextCompositonManager:
…and then simply use the event handler argument’s Text property:
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And you get the keyboard layout and system key tracking for free.