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Building Tablet PC Applications by Philip Su, Rob Jarrett

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Thinking in Ink

Now that we’ve spent a little time talking about pen-related concerns, we’ll move on to considering digital ink and its possible role in your application. By now, you’ve gotten the idea that digital ink plays a big part in the Microsoft Tablet PC vision. It’s time to turn that idea into concrete examples of how both your application and the user treat digital ink. In the following sections, we explore how digital ink is modeled, manipulated, and rendered.

Ink Modeling

One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an application developer is how to treat ink in your application. We refer to this as ink modeling, which is how the application models digital ink in its overall schema. Before tackling this subject, you must first decide ...

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