The SideShow team is excited to announce the Windows SideShow Bitmap Driver!
This is an open source project that we are hosting on CodePlex:
We have provided source code for a Driver and a Simulator. This solution renders pages on a computer and sends bitmap images to the SideShow-compatible device, so the device can be lower cost. This solution allows SideShow functionality to be easily adapted to existing, in-market hardware, in many cases without any hardware modifications. This solution differs from other SideShow solutions. Typically, the SideShow device would parse and render the SCF content. In contrast, the Windows SideShow Bitmap Driver is doing the parsing and rendering.
There are 2 major wins that this project brings to our partners and platform:
We want the community involved! We want to hear your ideas for this driver, and we want your feedback. Check out our CodePlex site and get involved today!