Specifically, this sample covers using the Windows.UI.Input.Inking APIs to do the following:
- Render ink strokes
- Save and load ink strokes
- Copy and paste ink strokes
- Select ink strokes
- Delete ink strokes
- Recognize handwriting from ink strokes
Note Read the following instructions before using the app.
- Draw ink strokes with a pen or with a mouse while pressing the left mouse button.
- Erase ink strokes with a pen eraser tip, a pen while pressing the barrel button, or a mouse while pressing the right mouse button.
- Select ink strokes by drawing a lasso around the strokes with a pen while pressing the barrel button, or a mouse while pressing both the left mouse button and the CTRL key on the keyboard.
- You can also use the following keyboard shortcuts to manage, manipulate, and process ink strokes:
- CTRL+A to select all strokes.
- CTRL+C to copy selected strokes onto the clipboard.
- CTRL+D to change drawing attributes.
- CTRL+O to read Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) with embedded Ink Serialized Format (ISF) files from the Libraries or Pictures folder (or both).
- CTRL+R to change the ink recognizer.
- CTRL+S to write GIF with embedded ISF files to the Libraries or Pictures folder (or both).
- CTRL+T to copy text from ink recognition onto the clipboard.
- CTRL+V to paste strokes from the clipboard.
- Space to perform ink recognition.
- Backspace to delete strokes.
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- Getting started with apps
- Responding to pen and stylus interactions
- Responding to user interaction
- Windows 8 app samples
- Input: Ink sample
Operating system requirements
Build the sample
To build this sample:
- Start Visual Studio and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
- 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.
- 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.