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Touch (Compact 2013)

3/28/2014

Windows Embedded Compact supports touch screens. Users can touch the device screen with either a stylus or their fingers. Touch is used to navigate, interact with common controls, and input text by using an on-screen keyboard or handwriting recognition.

There are two types of touch events recognized in Windows Embedded Compact: standard touch events and touch gestures. For standard touch events you use your finger or stylus to select, drag, or manipulate an object on the screen. Examples of touch events are typing by using a Software-based Input Panel, clicking a link, opening an email message by selecting it, or scrolling by using a scroll bar. Touch Gestures are movements of a finger or stylus over a control or object on the screen. These movements may be mapped to different types of behaviors such as pan, select, and hold, or they may directly manipulate an object on the screen. Direct manipulation can be single-touch, dual-touch symmetrical, or multi-touch with two contact points.

Touch screens have different hardware requirements depending on the input type. A stylus works only with a touch screen designed for stylus input, and a finger works only with a touch screen designed for touch gestures.

To add this feature to your OS, see Touch Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

For reference information, see Touch Reference and Touch Calibration Reference.

Concepts

Touch Gestures

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