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PointerPointProperties.TouchConfidence | touchConfidence property

Gets a value that indicates whether the pointer device rejected the touch contact.


Public ReadOnly Property TouchConfidence As Boolean

Property value

Type: Boolean [JavaScript] | System.Boolean [.NET] | Platform::Boolean [C++]

True if the touch contact was accepted; otherwise false.


A device rejects accidental touches and reports this information through the Human Interface Device (HID) confidence usage (see note below). TouchConfidence is set through the value of this usage.

The confidence usage helps improve the accuracy and reliability of accidental touch rejection. (In addition to confidence, additional heuristics are applied to the touch input stream to improve the accuracy of accidental touch rejection.)

Touch input is most often rejected due to palm detection or through input arbitration (such as when pen/stylus proximity overrides touch input).


The core of the Microsoft interactive input device architecture is based on the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard Device Class Definition for HIDs, which is defined by the USB Implementers Forum, Inc.

The USB HID standard defines the configuration and communication protocols for HIDs, such as keyboards, mouse devices, joysticks, and virtual reality devices, that humans use to enter data directly into a computer. (For detailed information about the USB HID standard, see the USB Implementers Forum website.)

Although the core of the Windows input architecture is based on the USB HID standard, the architecture is not limited to USB devices. The input architecture also supports serial port devices, i8042 port devices, and proprietary input devices.


Requirements (Windows 10 device family)

Device family


API contract

Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, introduced version 1.0


Windows::UI::Input [C++]



Requirements (Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x)

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8


Windows::UI::Input [C++]



See also




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