VS 2013 with Surface Pen RRS feed

  • Question

  • Recently I purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and have been using the Surface Pen instead of a mouse.

    However I have been coding C++ in VS 2013 and have come across an annoying bug/feature.

    The WM_MOUSEDOWN event is not fired when you click with the surface pen, it takes a few hard clicks or holding the pen on the screen for this event to be fired, as apposed to a mouse the event is fired instantly as you click. Any fix/work around for this? :/

    Monday, February 9, 2015 6:05 PM


  • Hi NathanCoder,

    Thank you for posting in the MSDN forum.

    It seems that the real issue is related to the Surface Pro 3,  I could get the support site for it here:


    But I’m not very sure that whether it is the correct forum for this issue.

    Is it related to the windows Phone/windows store app developing?

    Or this forum would be better:


    To help you find a more appropriate forum, I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum.

    Best Regards,


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    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:30 AM