The Xbox 360 virtual keyboard layout uses three rows of text and one row of numbers, and includes both UI and shortcut keys for moving the cursor left and right, a toggle for Abc and Symbols, a toggle for Abc and Accents, a toggle for Caps and shortcuts for Backspace, Space and Done.
A legend is provided to communicate A to select and B to go back. The keyboard is modal at all times except in the Internet Explorer app, where it is overlaid on-screen below web content.
The design mission for the Xbox One VK was to design a speedier text input strategy using the controller, while (as user research showed) retaining some familiarity of the 360 console, so that users will experience the lowest possible barrier of entry. Equally important, was to stay true to the Windows Metro branding.
The button mappings as it concerns the VK, were carefully chosen to retain most 360 legacy support and to avoid other button mappings with the other Xbox One features that could possibly conflict.