The .NET Compact Framework team is looking at removing the RickInk control from our version 2 product (it currently still exists, as of v2 beta1). 

For those not familiar with the RichInk control, it allows you to save the contents of the control in text/Unicode and in the Pocket Word Ink format (.PWI).  Unfortunately, there is no mechanism for saving the contents as a bitmap -- this would be the most useful format (allow preservation of signatures, etc).

Given the above mentioned limitations, we are planning on removing the managed RichInk control.

As of the beta 1 release of NetCF version 2, signature capture can be achieved using the Bitmap.LockBits() and Image.Save() methods.

If you have strong feelings with regards to this change, please comment here.

-- DK

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