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  • Can 2008 control more than two mouse pointer???? like multi touch???

    • Moved by Martin Xie - MSFT Wednesday, November 4, 2009 2:39 AM Move it to MultiTouch forum for better responses. Thank you for your active participation. (From:Visual Basic General)
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 5:31 AM

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    If that what you want, take it. If not, ignored it and no complain
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 2:44 PM
  • It is not currently possible to have more than 1 mouse cursor.  Windows touch enables support for multiple input points, however, and this enables functionality such as multitouch gestures (pinch, zoom, rotate).  You should be able to enable some support for Windows Touch from VB; support is currently limited and you may need to do a lot of heavy lifting yourself.  I haven't seen any wrappers for the Windows Touch APIs done in VB.Net but you could write your own.  You may also want to look into the .Net 4.0 Beta.  This SDK update will add support for multitouch to WPF which you could then use in your VB application.


    Monday, November 9, 2009 8:37 PM
  • Hi fong01
    Do you find anyway to achieve multi-touch in 2008?
    i also want to do the same thing..
    i just need to get the two coordinates of  mouse point and draw two point on the coordinates...

    If you find the answer....  pls tell ..

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8:51 AM
  • Hi MIT,

    Yes! I have do some research there, final I found windows is not support multi cursor point (only have one mouse cursor pointer). 

    What you see from the multi-touch for windows OS is just  only the graphics pointer. Example webcam touch panel, WIImote (IR receiver) and etc (can find some sample on google).

    For the default window form is not support "multi-touch, you need re-program the graphics pointer to convert function command to process what you want (e.g. multi-touch command).

    Thank you,
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 6:21 AM
  • Hi fong,

    I guess what you are seraching is  multitouch vista which convert multiple mice to work as multitouch.

    Hope it will help.



    Monday, March 22, 2010 5:47 AM