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PenInputPanel Class

Deprecated. The PenInputPanel object enables you to easily add in-place pen input to your applications. PenInputPanel has been replaced by Microsoft.Ink.TextInput.

Namespace: Microsoft.Ink
Assembly: Microsoft.Ink (in

public class PenInputPanel : IDisposable
public class PenInputPanel implements IDisposable
public class PenInputPanel implements IDisposable
Not applicable.

The PenInputPanel object is available as an attachable object that allows you to add Tablet PC Input Panel functionality to existing controls. The user interface is largely mandated by the current input language. You have the option of choosing the default input method for the PenInputPanel object, either handwriting or keyboard. The end user can switch between input methods using buttons on the user interface.

Caution noteCaution:

You must call the Dispose method on this object before it goes out of scope. This object maintains non-managed resources. Relying on finalization for this object can cause memory leaks and exceptions within your application.

For an example of disposing managed objects, see Using the Managed Library.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0