Windows Phone 7 MultiTouch Behavior

Microsoft MVP Laurent Bugnion from has just posted 2 videos (after the break) of his MultiTouch Behavior control for Windows Phone 7. Laurent’s MultiTouch behavior will enable developers to incorporate features like scale, rotate and translate gestures into their Silverlight application and even simulate multitouch with a single mouse so you don’t have to buy a multitouch screen to test your application and see if two fingers input is working:

Features:
- Scale, Rotate, Translate are supported.
- Possibility to show markers on the screen for demos/projections/videos.
- Debug mode with addition on-screen information.
- “Mock” mode for development without multitouch screen. Simulate fingers with just one mouse.
- Enable/disable Scale, Rotate, Translate X and Y individually.
- Constrain Scale with minimum and maximum value.

Future plans:
Not supported (but in the plan) are:

-Multiple elements: Right now, the gestures can only apply to one element on the screen.
-Friction/inertia.
-Constraining the element to the screen.

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BART Train system Windows Phone 7 application


One more Windows Phone 7 prototype application has been unveiled today. This time it’s a BART train system application build in parts with Expression Blend 4 and that uses the DeepZoom Silverlight control for the map.

I started with a basic xml data feed displayed in a ListBox and then styled it up using Microsoft Expression Blend. The demo itself is not fully functioning but thanks to the easy-to-use development tools, I was able to complete the current demo in less than a day. In the future I will link BART stations to their corresponding schedules, so that you can check the times for any station.

Video after the break:

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