Detect app bar swipe with pen/stylus


  • With an app store WinJS/JavaScript app, is it possible to detect that the app bar was opened via a pen/stylus swipe instead of a touch swipe, Windows+Z keyboard, or right click mouse event? I'd like to present a different app bar menu if the gesture came from a stylus.

    Thx in advance,

    Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:32 AM

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  • I think best you can do is to use the Page.PointerMoved event to differentiate the pointer type (touch or pen)... This of course does not help you with the mouse right click or win+Z. But there is no unified mechanism as to my knowledge to distinguish what caused the app bar to open.

    Can Bilgin
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    Monday, May 20, 2013 6:22 AM
  • Page.PointerMoved appears to be a C#/XAML thing and not JavaScript. What I would like to see a property on the AppBar.onbeforeshow eventInfo object, something like "eventAction", but I'm sure that is asking too much.
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:12 PM