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Building Tablet PC Applications by Philip Su, Rob Jarrett

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Platform SDK Support for Tablet Input

There are two key classes in the Tablet PC managed API that facilitate tablet input—the InkCollector class and the InkOverlay class. You may also recall that the Tablet PC Platform SDK provides some controls that perform tablet input as well; they will be the subject of Chapter 8. For the time being, we’ll focus on tablet input at the class level.

Getting Ink from a Tablet

Real-time inking is arguably the most desirable functionality in a Tablet PC application. After all, that’s one of the key differentiators between a Tablet PC and a traditional PC, and it turns out to be one of the most nontrivial to implement. The designers of the Tablet PC Platform realize this, and they have turned a non-trivial task into ...

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