Experiments with HoloLens, Mixed Reality Toolkit and two-handed manipulations

I’ve always been a big fan of manipulations, as in the past I worked on some multi-touch XAML Behaviors implementing rotate, translate and scale on 2D objects. As I progress with my learning about HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality, I had on my to-do list the task of exploring how to recreate this scenario in […]

Multi-Touch Behaviors updated: Windows Phone “Mango” support, Manipulation / Inertia Processors and more

I’ve just published on CodePlex and the Expression gallery a new release of the Multi-Touch behaviors including these new features: support for Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 (refresh) “Mango”; added new property “IgnoredTypes” for excluding particular control types from the manipulations (thanks to Richie for the suggestions, feedback and code samples); the “Manipulation Processor” and “Inertia Processor” […]

Using the Multi-Touch Behavior in a Windows Phone 7 Multi-Page application

In these days I’m receiving several questions in the Multi-Touch Behaviors forums about enabling Multi-Touch manipulations in Windows Phone applications composed by more than one page. Today I’ve modified the available sample inserting an additional page containing an image enabled for translation, rotation, zoom and inertia via the usual “MultiTouchBehavior“: Starting from release 0.6.1 it’s […]

Adding / Removing the Multi-Touch Blend Behavior using C# code-behind

I’ve received several requests about the modalities of enabling multi-touch on a UI element using the Behavior available on my CodePlex project. The traditional syntax using XAML is here: What about if you want to achieve the same result using C#? Just obtain a collection of behaviors for your element and then add/remove the MultiTouchBehavior using […]

TechDays WPC 2010: I’ll be there! Speaking about Silverlight, Multi-Touch and Natural User Interfaces

This year I’ll be presenting about “Silverlight, Multi-Touch and Natural User Interfaces” at the Techdays WPC 2010 conference in Milan on November, 25 2010. The same day I’ll be also at the MVP booth, if you’re attending the conference come and say Hi! 🙂 Happy Silverlighting!

Book preview: Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook

Check out the new book “Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook” by Vibor Cipan: This is the overview taken from the publisher site: The first and only book to focus exclusively on Silverlight UI development. Have your applications stand out from the crowd with leading, innovative, and friendly user interfaces. Detailed instructions on how to implement […]

Windows Phone 7, Multi-Touch Behaviors and the Surface samples for Silverlight

I’ve just finished some experiments using the Windows Phone 7 emulator and the “Microsoft Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Microsoft Silverlight” in order to enable Multi-Touch gestures using Blend Behaviors: This new implementation, now available for download in the Expression Gallery, permits to enable Multi-Touch gestures (the usual translation, rotation, zoom and inertia) on […]

Windows Phone 7 Multi-Touch Behavior videos #wp7dev

Some time ago I’ve started a Codeplex project dedicated to multi-touch, available on Codeplex at http://multitouch.codeplex.com. The goal of this project is to provide an unified interface for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7 in order to provide multi-touch support using a visual approach via the concept of Behavior available in Expression Blend. Recently I […]

Enabling Multi-touch gestures in WPF using Expression Blend 4 RC and the TranslateZoomRotate behavior

I’ve already blogged about adding multi-touch support to Silverlight applications using Blend behaviors (you can also read my italian language article). This is a powerful and simple approach which is now available in WPF using Expression Blend 4 RC and the TranslateZoomRotateBehavior. Let’s try to build a simple example: 1 – Open Expression Blend and […]

Experiments with Multi-touch: A Windows Phone Manipulation sample

I’ve just updated the project on CodePlex http://multitouch.codeplex.com to Silverlight 4 RC and added a new sample of multi-touch using Windows Phone 7 manipulation capabilities starting from this how-to available in MSDN – “How to: Handle Manipulation Events” – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff426933(VS.96).aspx. The modified sample uses an Image to illustrate the possibility to move and scale objects in […]