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Turn the touch pointer on or off programmatically RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Experts:

    On Windows 8, I'd like to touch on/off the "Touch pointer" (shown as a grey disc) programmatically.

    I know there is a way to turn it on/off through controller panel's Pen and Touch applet, but that is not what I wanted. I need to be able to do it programmatically.

    I'm using Visual Studio 2010.

    Thanks in advance.

    Polaris


    leo

    Monday, July 28, 2014 5:57 PM

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  • Hi Polaris,

    Thanks for your post.

    >> I'd like to touch on/off the "Touch pointer" (shown as a grey disc) programmatically

    I am afraid that the issue is out of support of Visual Studio General Forum which discuss VS IDE issue.

    In addition, could you please tell me which kind of app it is, the desktop app or the store app? Please provide us more detailed message, we will help you find the correct forum for this issue.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    • Edited by Tina-Shi Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:37 AM
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:37 AM
  • This is a desktop application on Windows 8.1. I'm using Visual Studio 2013. I can turn off the "Touch Pointer" (or touch effect) by going to control panel - Pen and Touch - Uncheck "Show visual feedback when touching the screen".

    Is there a way to do this programmatically ?


    leo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:21 PM
  • Hi Polaris,

    Thanks for your reply.

    According to your description, I have been talked with the desktop app experts if there is a way to do this programmatically.

    After we talked it, I know that there have no the “Touch Pointer” device in desktop app on the Windows 8.1. So, there have no any Windows 8.1 API support it.

    Reference:

    Therefore, I doubt that it is a third-party drive device in your Windows 8.1, so I suggest you could consult the product (Touch Pointer) Company’s experts if they have the API support this programmatically.

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    • Edited by Tina-Shi Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:32 AM
  • Thanks for your efforts. But I do not think you understand my issue.

    Hope someone can provide help here.

    Polaris.


    leo

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:48 PM
  • Hi Polaris,

    Really sorry for no help to you about this issue.

    Since this forum is to discuss: Visual Studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidance Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and Visual Studio Editor. So I’m afraid that it is not the correct forum for this issue.

    To help you find the correct forum for this issue, I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    • Edited by Tina-Shi Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:32 AM
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:32 AM
  • Might try them over here.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/home?forum=wdk

     

     

     


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    Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:41 AM
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