W13 Multi-touch Madness!


1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Prerequisite: None

Brian Peek

Senior Technical Evangelist


Brian Peek is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. Previously a Microsoft MVP in the C# discipline, he has authored numerous articles and projects for the Coding4Fun website and Microsoft conferences. Brian specializes in software development using a variety of Microsoft technologies and platforms. He is also well-versed in hardware projects, graphics and game development. Additionally, he has co-authored the book "Coding4Fun: 10 .NET Programming Projects for Wiimote, YouTube, World of Warcraft, and More" published by O'Reilly, and the book "Debugging ASP.NET" published by New Riders. Brian speaks at conferences around the country and can be reached on Twitter at @BrianPeek or via his blog at www.brianpeek.com.

Multi-touch technology is popping up everywhere, most recently in Windows 7 and various .NET technologies. Windows 7 has been designed from the ground-up with multi-touch in mind, and the newest versions of WPF and Silverlight are multi-touch capable as well. In this session I will take you through the 4 biggest areas of Microsoft multi-touch technology: Windows 7, WPF 4, Silverlight, and Surface, including the forthcoming Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch. You will learn how to make your applications multi-touch aware and capable using each of these platforms, how to handle gestures and manipulations properly across platforms, and learn where multi-touch is heading in the future with regard to Microsoft development.

You will learn:

  • How to develop multi-touch applications in Silverlight 3 / 4
  • How to develop multi-touch applications in WPF 4
  • How to develop multi-touch applications in Surface (including the forthcoming Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch)
  • How to develop multi-touch applications that are cross-technology compatible