Tag Printing in Surface 2.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

      Microsoft.Surface.Tool.dll is missing in Surface 2.0 SDK. Do we need to use Surface 1.0 dll instead.



    Rajamannar Chief Surface Addict Xface
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 5:04 PM


  • We didn't ship a tag printing tool in the 2.0 SDK, so I'm guessing that you're trying to use GenTagUI.exe from the 1.0 SP1 SDK?  The 2.0 SDK only supports byte tags, and GenTagUI.exe (if I recall correctly) only prints identity tags, so the old GenTagUI.exe won't be useful for 2.0 development.

    I can see that the 2.0 SDK docs are misleading about this, so we'll get that fixed.

    You can download a complete set of printable byte tags here.


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    Monday, November 28, 2011 6:25 PM
  • No, the tag size needs to be exact, you should not be making them bigger as that will not help increase recognition rates.

    Please take a look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee804885(v=Surface.10).aspx to see the exact measurements for byte tags.

    Please take a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692282(v=surface.10).aspx for more guidance on how to print tags.

    Luis Cabrera. Platform Program Manager -- Microsoft Surface @luisito_cabrera Disclaimer: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:46 PM

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