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Surface Pro 3 Pen not working with Inking Samples

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  • I have tried a couple inking samples which use WinRT C++ with pen input (specifically SimpleInk and Ink). They work with my Surface Pro 2 Pen, but when I run them on a Surface Pro 3 with it's pen.  Specifically, I don't receive any PointerPressed/PointerMoved Events.

    I know the pen is working because I can use it in OneNote.  What do we need to do differently to program against the Pen in Surface Pro 3?

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:58 AM

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  • Turns out some of the pen features work without putting the primary battery in it.  Once I opened it up and put the battery in, everything worked as expected. Somehow Office is able to work with it even when the primary battery isn't in it.
    • Marked as answer by Anne Jing Monday, July 14, 2014 9:47 AM
    Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:58 AM

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  • Chris - please access our internal resources for these questions. Ping me directly if you need to.

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:20 PM
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  • Sorry I am new to the forums.  What are the internal resources, or how do I ping you directly?  Twitter?
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:13 PM
  • Turns out some of the pen features work without putting the primary battery in it.  Once I opened it up and put the battery in, everything worked as expected. Somehow Office is able to work with it even when the primary battery isn't in it.
    • Marked as answer by Anne Jing Monday, July 14, 2014 9:47 AM
    Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:58 AM