Touch Me, Stretch Me, Squeeze Me: The Windows 7 WPF Multi-Touch Story

When Windows 7 was first shown at PDC 2008 the feature that captivated me was the touch support. Truly this was a step towards multi-touch becoming mainstream and a significant step forwards in our industry. And now I get to share the joy that is multi-touch on Windows 7 using WPF in a presentation with the same name as this post's title. The first outing will be at VBUG Bristol on Wednesday 11th August 2010. The second outing will be at The Next Generation User Group in Cambridge on Tuesday 21st September 2010. Here's the abstract:-

Arguably the most innovative and forward thinking feature of Windows 7 is its multi-touch support. And it should be no surprise to see that WPF 4 boasts the same multi-touch support that utilizes this Windows 7 multi-touch support where available. In this session we will explore this new feature in WPF 4 and see what we get for free (i.e. without having to do any work), what you can get with only minimal additional work and what takes a bit more time and effort. Along the way we'll discover the basic touch support together with support for rotation, scaling and inertia as well as how to handle low level touch events using the raw API. Please note: the presentation shows true multi-touch - this is not a trick with two mice simulating multi-touch.

If you're around Bristol or Cambridge then come along and say hello.

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Posted on: Friday, July 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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