Ink input hardware compatibility issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have found that high-end interactive displays, like Wacom's Cintiq 21UX, deliver very ugly ink to any application that is using the ink input system of .NET Framework 3.0. (For an example, see the image at http://www.gottabemobile.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5823).
     I am told, although I haven't got any official confirmation from Wacom (who seems to be rather secretive about this issue), that this is because the Cintiq 21UX delivers more levels of pressure sensitivity than the ink input system of the .NET Framework 3.0 can handle (handle properly, that is).
     However, Microsoft's Hardware Compatibility List claims that the Cintiq 21UX is compatible with Windows Vista, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Hardware&s=Cintiq%2021ux
    Naturally, I would like to know which pen tablets actually are fully, and I mean fully compatible (i.e. not delivering crappy ink like the Cintiq 21UX does) with the ink input system of .NET Framework 3.0. Is someone, somewhere tracking this issue and is it possible to get information about whether and when it will ever be resolved? (A have read a post to the thread http://www.gottabemobile.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5823 by a certain Thomas Feston from Wacom Support who claims that Wacom and Microsoft are - or have been - working on this issue. But, judging from his post, Thomas Feston has not properly analyzed the real reason for OneNote getting crappy ink from a Cintiq 21UX: it has nothing to do with anything specific to OneNote - it is a problem of the .NET Framework 3.0 ink input system itself.)
    Thanks in advance,

    • Moved by Jim Zhou - MSFT Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:52 AM Compatibility related issue (From:Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF))
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:14 AM