Microsoft Sudoku article

Several months ago, I wrote The mechanics of Sudoku and Sudoku puzzles screen capture. As a result, Stephen Toub emailed me and asked if I’d like to beta test his Tablet PC version of Sudoku.  

He sent me several versions over the next few months to test-drive. It was fully functional from when I began, and I’ve seen many iterations of UI design, puzzle generation, and features come and go.

He emailed me that it’s finally been released, including source code in C#:


Microsoft Sudoku: Optimizing UMPC Applications for Touch and Ink


It’s a pretty cool app, which you can modify at will to your liking. In fact, Stephen already showed one way to modify the skins in his blog.


Currently, it runs only on TabletPC, although with the source code, you can modify it to run on other platforms.

Imagine running it on your phone! I already have a pretty good chess program running on my phone!


Comments (6)
  1. Fox, as in FoxPro??? FoxBase??? Or whatever they called it???

    Jeez. Why not post a version in Ancient Egyptian?

  2. Just out of curiosity, is this the chess game  – 🙂 ?

  3. Calvin_Hsia says:

    My phone chess game is Kasparov Chessmate by Jamdat Mobile

  4. Phil says:

    Hey there, this Version of Sudoku not only looks verry appealing to the eye it also is… well, addictive… However, having downloaded the programm I foud that it won’t run on my XP Pro SP2… Darn, not knwing anything about programming really is no good… Does anybody know where I can get a version which will run? Or maybe somebody knows how to make it run? Guess it is not much more than setting a different parameter somewhere in the code. But as I said, I have no clue about those things. Your help is appreciated!

  5. Alejandro Sosa says:

    Franklin, you don’t know whose blog you stumbled on, do you?

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