Onscreen virtual keyboard for Angular ≥ 5 (https://angular.io/) using Material 5 (https://material.angular.io/).

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import cleavelandpriceNgxMaterialKeyboard from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@cleavelandprice/ngx-material-keyboard';


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Onscreen virtual keyboard for Angular using Angular Material.

Please note that the project is at a very early stage. Therefore one should refrain from productive usage.

ngx-material-keyboard in action


A demo can be found here.


Generated documentation can be found here.

Getting started

  1. Install with your prefered packet manager (we're using npm here): npm install --save @ngx-material-keyboard/core

Be sure to fulfill the peer dependencies of this module, in particular Angular and Angular Material.

  1. Add the module to your project, e.g. app.module.ts:
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import { MatButtonModule } from '@angular/material/button';
import { MatKeyboardModule } from '@ngx-material-keyboard/core';

  imports: [
    // Angular modules

    // Material modules
export class AppModule {}
  1. Use the MatKeyboardDirective on your input elements or textareas and set the name or locale of the layout.

If not provided the locale will be derieved from the LOCALE_ID or the browser.

<input [matKeyboard]="'Azərbaycanca'">

Providing custom layouts

Most of the base configurations are provided as injection tokens. Please read the documentation to understand how to handle it.

All layouts are based on (or directly inherited from) the angular-virtual-keyboard which is based on GreyWyvern VKI. For details on how to structure a layout see the comment derived from the original source code.

Note that this will most likely be changed in the near future. But for now a huge range of layouts is already usable because of the great contribution back then.

But basicly you just provide the configuration of your new layout in your AppModule:

import { IKeyboardLayouts, keyboardLayouts, MAT_KEYBOARD_LAYOUTS, MatKeyboardModule } from '@ngx-material-keyboard/core';

const customLayouts: IKeyboardLayouts = {
  'Tölles Läyout': {
    'name': 'Awesome layout',
    'keys': [
        ['1', '!'],
        ['2', '@'],
        ['3', '#']
    'lang': ['de-CH']

  providers: [
    { provide: MAT_KEYBOARD_LAYOUTS, useValue: customLayouts }
export class AppModule {}


This repository is managed by and layed out for ng-packagr.


The application uses semver and is developed with the git flow branching model.