Tablet PC

The Tablet PC is a fully functional personal computer geared for pen-enabled, handwriting-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.

Tablet PC technology in Windows enables input and output of handwriting and speech data on a Tablet PC as well as interchange of this data with other computers.

Windows Touch, introduced in Windows 7, enables multitouch gestures and an improved touch experience for users.

In This Section

This section contains programming documentation, sample program descriptions, and other resources for software development geared for deployment on a Tablet PC.

  • Getting Started

    Shows how to get started with the Tablet PC technology and Microsoft Visual Studio.

  • Programming the Tablet PC

    Provides an overview of the programming concepts unique to Tablet PC technology.

  • Tablet PC API Reference

    Describes the managed library and Automation API and ink controls, such as the InkEdit and InkPicture controls, that you can use to build applications for Tablet PC and computers that support Windows Touch.

  • Appendices

    Contains sections that describe special purpose APIs and references related to Tablet PC.

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