[UWP] Swinging the bat - detecting position of pointing device RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I would like to create a simple Alien Invader game using XAML and Canvas control. So far I only got the ball to bounce off the walls. But how do I get to move the bat (to change direction of the ball). I guess there is an event to track the position of the pointing device (mouse or finger). I only have found the event PointerMoved, but I can't find any X coordinates tied to this event  (if the user is moving the bat to the right or to the left). Some clue to get me a step further?

    Thanks, Sigurd F

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:30 PM


  • Hi Sigurd F,

    You could use GetCurrentPointto get current pointer position. For example:

    <Canvas x:Name="canvas1" PointerMoved="canvas1_PointerMoved" Background="Green" />

            private void canvas1_PointerMoved(object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
                var currentPoint = e.GetCurrentPoint(canvas1);
                Debug.WriteLine(DateTime.Now.ToString() + ": x=" + currentPoint.Position.X + ", y=" + currentPoint.Position.Y);


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    Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:03 AM