Sessions at Microsoft BUILD 2011 about Multi-touch

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Wednesday 14th September 2011

  • Building great touch systems

    by Steve Welch, Jerry Koh and Takahiro Shigemitsu

    Windows 8 introduces a number of new touch experiences and capabilities. This session will provide an overview of how to build and test great touch systems running Windows 8. You will learn about the Windows 8 user experience and certification requirements, new tools for validating and measuring the touch user experience on different hardware platform, as well as considerations for overall system integration.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In Platinum 4, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video

  • Designing Metro style apps that are touch-optimized

    by Jan-Kristian Markiewicz and Kay Hofmeester

    Get the knowledge and guidance needed to build an app for an intuitive, powerful touch experience. Understand how touch design principles are firmly grounded in customer needs of comfort and utility. Discover how your app can use Windows 8 touch language and patterns, capabilities like smart targeting and semantic zoom, and new interactions like “slide to select” and “hold to learn” to engage your customers.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video

  • Make great Metro style apps that are touch-optimized using HTML5

    by Reed Townsend and Nick Waggoner

    Build great Windows 8 Metro style apps that are touch-optimized using HTML technologies and DOM touch and gesture events. Learn how to create touch experiences using standard controls and behaviors, and build highly responsive panning and zooming capabilities that customers will love. This session will also teach you how to include mouse interaction with no additional work, and handle multiple types of input in a unified way.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 14th September

    In 303 B, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video

Thursday 15th September 2011

  • Make great touch apps using XAML

    by Alnur Ismail

    Build great touch apps for Windows 8 using XAML touch and gesture events. Learn how to create touch experiences using standard controls and behaviors and build highly responsive panning and zooming capabilities that customers will love. This session will also describe how to include mouse interaction with no additional work, and how to handle multiple types of input in a unified way.

    At 9:00am to 10:00am, Thursday 15th September

    In Platinum 6, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video

  • Build advanced touch apps in Windows 8

    by Reed Townsend

    Dive into Windows Runtime and Win32 support for advanced touch and gesture input. Learn how to access rich touch input properties with PointerPoints, use flexible componentized gesture detection with GestureRecognizer, and work with touch and pointer device properties using PointerDevice. We’ll explore how apps can use Touch Targeting APIs to provide a better targeting experience and give an overview of touch APIs available to developers of desktop applications. Extend what you can do in HTML and XAML and take full advantage of the Windows Runtime touch and gesture platform.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Thursday 15th September

    In Grand K, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video