If you are developing apps targeting the Windows 8/Ultrabook platform you may be interested in learning more about how to integrate the Intel WiDi technology into your apps. First, let me point out that the SDK/drivers have not yet been updated on the Intel download sites for support of Ultrabooks/Tablets based on the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge. I will be updating this blog as more information becomes available. The topics I will cover here are:
In the first article of this series, we talked about creating enhanced applications to make them touch friendly, since any application for Windows 7* is automatically touch enabled on Windows 8* desktop mode. We saw how to create an XAML/C# application and use the TouchDown event and the TouchPoint structure. We also spoke about how Windows 7 applications running on Windows 8 desktop are automatically touch enabled. The system will take care of translating a touch into a mouse click.
As we ramp up Ultrabook™ devices worldwide and prepare for the launch of Windows* 8, I set about learning what the best resources are for creating compelling applications for these latest technologies. While there is plenty of documentation and resources for developing for the Windows 8 UI, there are thousands of Windows 7 applications that are fully compatible with Windows 8 Desktop. In this article, I show you how to use touch capabilities in your software. And if you're like me, new to XAML/C#, you will find some useful resources to get started.
Performance Monitor (perfmon) is a Windows tool used to view performance data. Although the name of the tool implies that it is only for performance, it also provides useful information that can be used for power analysis. In this blog, I will talk about perfmon in Windows 8 and how to use it to determine, at a high level, if your application can be optimized for power. This version has additional information that is useful for analyzing power not found in previous versions of Windows.