Types of Gestures
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Types of Gestures (Compact 2013)

3/26/2014

An application controls the gesture types it will receive by calling EnableGestures. Each gesture message that GWES sends to an application indicates the type of gesture that occurred.

The following table shows the types of gestures that Windows Embedded Compact 2013 and the built-in recognizer provide. For each gesture it indicates the type of touch panel required to detect the gesture, a description of the gesture, and how an application might react to the gesture.

Gesture

Touch panel type

Description

Possible effect on an application

Tap

Single touch, true or symmetric multi-touch

One-finger touch and quick release

Select

Hold

Single touch, true or symmetric multi-touch

One-finger touch, maintain the same touch contact point for a brief time

Display a menu

Double-tap

Single touch, true or symmetric multi-touch

Two one-finger touches in quick succession

Execute a program

Pan (one finger)

Single touch, true or symmetric multi-touch

One-finger touch and slow movement

Move an object

Flick (scroll)

Single touch, true or symmetric multi-touch

One-finger touch, quick movement in a line, and release

Scroll

Pan (two fingers)

True or symmetric multi-touch

Two-finger touch, move fingers together (pinch) or apart (stretch)

Zoom in (stretch) or zoom out (pinch)

Direct Manipulation

Single touch, true or symmetric multi-touch

Pan, scroll, or two-finger touch activity on a true multi-touch panel

Pan, scroll or other activity (such as rotate)

For more information about how you program applications to detect and handle these gestures, see Process Gesture Messages.

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