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AnalysisAlternateBase Class

The base class for AnalysisAlternate. Represents the possible handwriting recognition word matches for ContextNodeBase objects.

Namespace: System.Windows.Ink.AnalysisCore
Assembly: IACore (in iacore.dll)

public class AnalysisAlternateBase
public class AnalysisAlternateBase
public class AnalysisAlternateBase
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Because so many variations exist between users' handwriting, handwriting recognizers can sometimes convert handwriting into text that is different from what the user intended. When an InkAnalyzerBase performs analysis on a collection of strokes, the InkAnalyzerBase finds the most likely set of words that the handwriting represents. In addition, the InkAnalyzerBase also finds sets of alternative recognition matches, which are stored in an AnalysisAlternateBaseCollection. In order for a user to take advantage of recognition alternates, you must create a user interface that allows the user to select the correct AnalysisAlternateBase.

AnalysisAlternateBase objects are generally obtained through the InkAnalyzerBase.GetAlternates method. The first AnalysisAlternateBase object in the collection is what the InkAnalyzerBase considers to be the most likely alternate.

This example calls InkAnalyzerBase.GetAlternates on an InkAnalyzerBase, theInkAnalyzerBase. It then loops through the AnalysisAlternateBaseCollection and populates a T:System.Windows.Forms.ListBox, alternatesListBox, with all of the alternates that do not have an InkRecognitionConfidence value of Poor.

this.currentAlternates = theInkAnalyzerBase.GetAlternates(selectedSubNodes);
foreach (AnalysisAlternateBase alternate in this.currentAlternates)
    // Add only those that are not Poor confidence
    if (alternate.InkRecognitionConfidence !=


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