My article yesterday caused a little bit of confusion so I will try to explain a little more in detail what options we have.
In order to run Surface applications you have three basic options:
- A real Microsoft Surface Table
- A developer work seat with the tools provided by the Surface SDK
- If you have the source code you can port it to run on Windows 7 with a Multitouch-LCD
- The offical and supported way is to port it to WPF4 and Visual Studio 2010 using the new Microsoft® Surface® Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta
- Use the unsupported path that I showed yesterday by reusing .dll’s shipped with the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 – these are not meant to be an SDK. The advantage is you can keep your application in the .net 3.5 world.
I hope this makes it more clear what I showed in yesterdays post!