Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK

The Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK provides the managed APIs and the tools you need to develop Surface applications. Applications that are built using the Surface SDK can run on devices made for Surface 2.0, and on Windows 7 computers. Developing applications for Surface is essentially the same as developing WPF or XNA applications, except that the Surface SDK provides extended support for the special features of the Surface environment (50 simultaneous touch points, finger and blob recognition, tagged objects, detection of the orientation of touches, tilted display, rotated display, specialized controls, and so on). Surface applications that are installed and registered on a device made for Surface are automatically integrated with the Surface Shell and can make use of those special features. For a video that shows a device made for Surface in use, see What Is Surface.

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