October 15, 2019 update:
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase. However, developers can continue to use the existing Google VR SDK to update and distribute their apps to the Google Play Store, and make them available to users in the Daydream app.

GvrKeyboardCanvas prefab

Customizable text canvas that provides keyboard input in VR using the Daydream controller.

Requires an instance of the GvrKeyboardManager prefab in the scene.

Position this game object in the scene so that the text canvas is visible to the player during text entry. To bring up the keyboard when the player clicks on the text canvas, connect the EventTrigger's "Pointer Click" event to the GvrKeyboardManager's GvrKeyboard.OnPointerClick method, following the example in the included KeyboardDemo scene:

Prefab Hierarchy

Game object name Description

Positions worldscale canvas that holds the text component.

Renders the customizable background behind the text component.

Renders the customizable text component.

GvrKeyboardCanvas game object

Positions worldscale canvas that holds the text component.

Components: GvrPointerGraphicRaycaster, UnityEngine.BoxCollider, UnityEngine.Canvas, UnityEngine.EventSystems.EventTrigger, UnityEngine.RectTransform, UnityEngine.UI.CanvasScaler

Background game object

Renders the customizable background behind the text component.

Components: UnityEngine.CanvasRenderer, UnityEngine.RectTransform, UnityEngine.UI.Image

KeyboardText game object

Renders the customizable text component.

Components: UnityEngine.CanvasRenderer, UnityEngine.RectTransform, UnityEngine.UI.Text