Anson Tsao's Blog

On programming, user interfaces and data visualizations

Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta Release!

Our friends over at Surface just released the beta toolkit built on WPF4. The toolkit is usable with...

Author: AnsonT Date: 04/12/2010

Custom Touch Devices

WPF4 allows applications to implement custom touch devices. We added this functionality to allow...

Author: AnsonT Date: 01/30/2010

Pictionaire: Multi-touch table that integrates physical and digital objects from Microsoft Research

Another interesting MSR multi-touch project: Pictionaire This research project combines computer...

Author: AnsonT Date: 01/30/2010

Multi-touch in WPF 4 Part 3 – Manipulation Events

One of the most common usage of multi-touch input is for panning, zooming and rotation. With WPF4,...

Author: AnsonT Date: 01/11/2010

Multi-touch in WPF 4 - Part 2

Raw Touch EventsTouch events are the equivalent of mouse events for multi-touch input. In WPF4,...

Author: AnsonT Date: 12/11/2009

Stunning data visualization in the AlloSphere

Really amazing work bringing together scientific data, 3D visualization, interactivity, and music.

Author: AnsonT Date: 12/08/2009

Multi-touch in WPF 4 – Part 1

During PDC 09, I co-presented a multi-touch session with Robert Levy from Surface.  (BTW, You...

Author: AnsonT Date: 12/03/2009