Windows Pen Hover Accuracy Test

This test validates Windows pen hover accuracy.

Test details

Associated requirements

Device.Digitizer.Pen.HoverAccuracy System.Client.Digitizer.Touch.ColdBootLatency

See the system hardware requirements.


Windows RT (ARM-based) Windows 8 (x64) Windows 8 (x86) Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 8.1 x86

Expected run time

~2 minutes






Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Digitizer Testing Prerequisites.

The indirect nature of pen input requires that the user be confident of the pen position before delivering a tap or beginning to write. The ability to view the position of the cursor as it floats above the surface fulfills this requirement.

To complete this test, you need to use a measuring device to verify that the pen is placed above the screen at the specified distance. After this is accomplished, verify that the cursor is visible on the screen; then use the pen to tap the Yes button.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Digitizer Testing and How to run the Windows HCK Tests for Touch and Pen Devices.

Related topics

How to run the Windows HCK Tests for Touch and Pen Devices



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