Chapter 9. Human input


This chapter covers
  • Capturing keystrokes
  • Responding to mouse clicks, movement, and the wheel
  • Handling multitouch input
  • Working with pen ink input


Real-world applications need a way to accept input from users. This process of collecting input is managed by a wide range of input devices, such as the mouse, touch, stylus, and keyboard. Silverlight provides direct support for these devices through the System.Windows.Input namespace.

Whether you’re implementing drag and drop or mouse-wheel zoom or creating your own right-click context menus, you’ll almost certainly end up handling mouse input in your applications. Silverlight has great support for mouse states as well as for handling both left and right mouse buttons ...

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