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Windows 8 gestures?
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:14:45 AM »

Given the announcement of the Microsoft Surface, this means there's going to be a Wintel device that has both a traditional keyboard/mouse/point-and-click interface and a touchscreen-gesture interface. To me, this looks like a great opportunity for PC developers, because it has all the makings of an iPad killer. And apparently, there's going to be a version of DirectX for Windows 8.

Wintermute is already great at supporting mouse-driven events (on LeftClick, RightClick, MouseEntry, etc). Any plans to support the Windows 8 phone style of gesture-based use? If so, would it be done the same way?

It would be nice to be able to support both forms of use in the same script. I imagine being able to do something along the lines of:
on "LeftClick" //Point&Click event
  {
  OpenDoor();
  }
on "TapScreen" //Touchscreen event
  {
  OpenDoor();
  }
function OpenDoor()
{
//code to open the door
}
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