dushafer

I'm using the Tablet PC SDK v1.7 and having an issue distinguishing between the digitizer pen and the mouse when it comes to CursorDown events and the like. I have an external usb digitizer (Aiptek T-8000U) with the Hyper Pen Usb drivers. I have found several examples on how to distinguish between the two, including used the tablets collection, and checking the results of a call to GetMessageExtraInfo(), but both seem to imply that the pen is no different than the mouse. Is this a problem with the sdk, or could it be an issue with the digitizer drivers

Thanks,

Dustin



Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Digitizer pen is being picked up as a mouse

Mark Hopkins - MSFT

Hi Dustin:

This is usually a problem with the digitizer drivers. Most external digitizers send mouse messages in order to maintain compatibility with Windows. I would contact the digitizer manufacturer and ask if they have a HID driver that supports Tablet PC functionality.

Regards,
- Mark Hopkins (MSFT)






Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Digitizer pen is being picked up as a mouse

dushafer

Mark,

Thanks for the information. I have an email out with the manufacturer support, but no reply as of yet. I want to say that the driver that it installed is an HID driver, but I'm not positive. In the mean time I finally figured out how to use the very cryptic wintab api and have been successful in receiving only the packets with the pen tip events. What seemed like a simple task two weeks ago turned out to be a nightmare.

Thanks Again,

Dustin





Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Digitizer pen is being picked up as a mouse

NoStylin

I'm also having the same issue as well. I'm using a aiptek t-8000u and I already sent the vendor a email 4 days ago, but still no respond over the matter ; ;. Looking online is a pain in the butt as well. I keep getting the same results.




Re: Notebook, Tablet PC, and UMPC Development Digitizer pen is being picked up as a mouse

NoStylin

http://www.aiptek.com/drivers.htm#hp8u

thats where you can find the drivers for windows vista. took me a while to find it.. but it works ^^>