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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 – Sexy, Sensitive and Heading Your Way

    The Windows 7 Sensor and Location API There are some very intriguing new API’s in Windows 7 such as Touch, Jump Lists, Taskbar and the subject of this article, Sensors and Location. Windows 7 includes native support for sensors, devices that measure physical phenomena such as ambient light, temperature...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Sensor and Location API – A Sample Application

    In order to learn about sensor development, I decided to do a take on the Sensor Diagnostic Tool application. My application called Sensor Starter is a WPF application that leverages the Sensor Wrapper Library to program to the Sensor API. The User Interface displays the enumerated sensors in a tree...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Sensor and Location API – The API Details

    Windows 7 provides a Win32 COM API for working with sensors. There are 3 COM Interfaces: ISensorManager - Sensor enumeration, attachment event, request permissions ISensor - Get and set properties, get report, events (new report, detachment, state change, custom) and more ISensorDataReport...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Sensor and Location API – Getting Started

    To get started working with the Sensor and Location API, you may want to purchase an inexpensive sensor board from Freescale called the Flexis JM Badge Board . For location you may want to purchase Streets and Trips (GPS) 2009 which includes a USB GPS device. These devices along with Visual Studio 2008...
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