What is MultiPoint?

One of the most interesting points around the announcement of Windows 7 is the improved support for touch input.  Clearly an extension (which devices such as the iPhone already use) to this is multi-touch.  Traditionally Windows, and it’s associated metaphors, has been geared around single input devices.  Whether the device is a keyboard, mouse or touch, Windows typically only expects one of them. 

What happens if we could break this model and build applications that support multiple mice?  Enter…. the MultiPoint SDK.  This is an SDK from Microsoft Research that allows you to build a WPF application that supports multiple mice.  Here are a bunch of links that you can look at to get started with MultiPoint.

MultiPoint Site  – http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint

Multipoint Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/multipoint/default.aspx

MultiPoint SDK Download – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a137998b-e8d6-4fff-b805-2798d2c6e41d&displaylang=en

MS Research blog (old) –http://community.research.microsoft.com/forums/43.aspx

Mouse Mischief – http://mousemischief.org

Offical MS Press Release – http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/dec06/12-14MultiPoint.mspx

Multipoint for Education (Whitepaper) -http://research.microsoft.com/users/udaip/multipoint.htm

Multipoint: What. How. Why (Video) – http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/MultiPoint-What-How-Why/