Windows Touch: 7 Essential Samples for Multitouch Developers

Windows Touch is a powerful API enabling multitouch development on Windows.  Surprisingly, we have seen limited adoption from consumers and developers in this space but anticipate with the release of some new slate form-factor tablets such as the Eee Slate and ExoPC, the market for touch-based PC computing should grow in the following months.  With the…

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Windows Developer Roundup for 03.11.2011

This week, we have been working hard on new accessibility training for the web and released the updated 3D Manipulations in Windows Touch sample.  We shared some of the work that has been done to update the developer center. Releases for this week Accessibility Training for the Web The accessibility training for the web includes a…

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What developers want?

In an older blog post, Is it just me or does the redesigned Windows Developer Center Need Work?, we kicked off an effort to improve the experience for developers on the portal site I manage. We have revisited this idea a number of times since then but recently realized that the design of the developer center is less the problem than the way that…

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MSDN Library and our "Coverage" Standards

CodeProject I want to preface this article that the processes described are not generic to Microsoft and are specific to my team at the time that I was writing SDK documentation.  Please take this information with a grain of salt as processes on other teams (under different management, for example) could be entirely different and…

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Windows Developer Roundup for 02.25.2011

This week, The Code Project held a virtual tech summit, The Code Project Virtual tech summit covered some advanced Visual Studio presentations and information for agile developers.  If you’re interested in watching the presentations, register for the CodeProject virutal tech summit and you can watch the talks online. The new Windows Hardware Developer Center launched this week…

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Windows Touch Game Programming in DirectX 10

 My CodeProject Entries In late 2009, Ian Backlund and I released a game we were working on that showcased Windows Touch.  You can download the sample associated with this project on the Code Gallery page for Windows Touch Game Programming in DirectX 10. The following post is just a re-release of the documentation. Game Overview…

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Custom Gestures for 3D Manipulation Using Windows Touch in C++

My CodeProject Entries My CodeProject Entries   At PDC 2009, Reed Townsend presented some very exciting multitouch samples in a presentation: Windows Touch Deep Dive. The following video shows the presentation: This blog post covers the code behind the custom 3D manipulations that were presented.  You can download the 3D manipulations code sample for this from my server.  Note…

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Creating Windows Touch Control Frameworks in C++ (PhotoStrip)

My CodeProject Entries At PDC 2009, Reed Townsend presented some very exciting multitouch samples in a presentation: Windows Touch Deep Dive.  The following video shows the presentation:     Many customers have been asking about how to properly handle multiple window objects and the first half of his presentation does a great job explaining the…

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