This sample demonstrates how to use ink functionality (such as, capturing, manipulating, and interpreting ink strokes) in Windows Store apps using JavaScript, C#, and C++. This is a lightweight version of Input: Ink sample that exposes app commands through keyboard shortcuts instead of the app UI.

Specifically, this sample covers using the Windows.UI.Input.Inking APIs to do the following:

Note  Read the following instructions before using the app.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Getting started with apps
Responding to pen and stylus interactions
Responding to user interaction
Windows 8 app samples
Input: Ink sample

Operating system requirements

Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

To build this sample:

  1. Start Visual Studio and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F7 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.

Run the sample

To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.