Jennifer Marsman

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  • Blog Post: Introduction to Multitouch Development in Silverlight–Video on Channel 9

    I recently published a new screencast on Channel 9 entitled “Introduction to Multitouch Development in Silverlight” at http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Introduction-to-Multitouch-Development-in-Silverlight .  It’s a quick (5-minute) introduction to multitouch development in Silverlight.  I briefly...
  • Blog Post: Multitouch Part 5: User Experience with Multitouch

    To conclude this week-long blog post series on multitouch, let’s talk about user experience.  There are certain things to consider when implementing a touch application that are different from keyboard or mouse considerations.  Are buttons big enough to touch easily with a finger?  Will...
  • Blog Post: Multitouch Part 4: Multitouch in Silverlight

    Yesterday, we discussed multitouch in WPF .  Today, let’s investigate how this compares to multitouch in Silverlight.  The Silverlight touch model is different from the WPF touch model.  Silverlight 4 supports some of the multitouch API from WPF.  However, the Silverlight 4 client...
  • Blog Post: Multitouch Part 3: Multitouch in managed code and WPF

    After yesterday’s post on developing with gestures , there may have been wailing and gnashing of teeth that all of the code samples were C++.  Well, today we will discuss multitouch in managed code.  Now, a little trip down memory lane…remember that Windows 7 was released before .NET 4.0. ...
  • Blog Post: Multitouch Part 2: Support for Gestures in Windows 7

    As mentioned in yesterday’s multitouch post , there are a number of gestures that are recognized by Windows 7 out of the box: Pan (also called Translate) – put a finger or fingers down and drag Rotate – touch with two fingers at opposite ends and turn fingers in a circle Zoom – touch with two fingers...
  • Blog Post: Multitouch Part 1: Getting Started with Multitouch in Windows 7

    This is the first post in a week-long series on multitouch in Windows 7.  What is multitouch? Most everyone is comfortable with using a mouse to navigate on a computer.  An alternate form of user input is touch.  For some time, we have had touch machines (such as tablets) that allow us...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Development Resources

    I’ve been digging deeper into Windows 7 development and all of the things that you can do with it (around jumplists, multitouch, sensors and location, etc.), and I’ve compiled a list of resources for others interested in Windows client development.  I’ll try to keep this list updated with new resources...
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