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Getting Started

Getting Started

Overview of getting started with the Tablet PC.

The Tablet PC is a fully-functional personal computer powered by Microsoft® Windows® XP that is designed for ink-enabled, pen-enabled, and speech-enabled applications. The combination of software and hardware in a Tablet PC enables these methods of user interaction and allows for a rich, interactive, and productive computing experience for users.

The Tablet PC platform encompasses Windows XP and its extensions that enable input and output of handwriting and speech data on a Tablet PC as well as interchange of this data with other computers. The Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Software Development Kit (SDK) enables you to build ink-enabled, pen-enabled, and speech-enabled applications and supporting hardware for the Tablet PC.

Hardware And Software Environment

The following sections describe the hardware and software environment and how to reference it from Microsoft Visual Studio®.