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touch screen monitors

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Bob
I have no experience with them... can I expect that "touch" will fire
"mousedown" for any control? Or will I need special controls that understand
touchscreen input?

Bob
Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Bob" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:%
I have no experience with them... can I expect that "touch" will fire
"mousedown" for any control? Or will I need special controls that
understand
touchscreen input?


You are correct, and occasionally right click may be performed by pressing
and holding - ergo: drag operations may be affected differently.

Controls need to be bigger too :D (big enough to hit your head on)
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Nov 21 '05 #2

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Bob
<Liddle Feesh> wrote in message
news:42***********************@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
"Bob" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:%
You are correct, and occasionally right click may be performed by pressing
and holding - ergo: drag operations may be affected differently.

Controls need to be bigger too :D (big enough to hit your head on)


Heh, yeah I can hear it now. Procedure for clocking time to a work order:
bang head against touch screen.

Bob
Nov 21 '05 #3

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touch screen are nice.. if you see them as a new way for the user to work. Is
not like a replace interface for the mouse...e.g. the controls for mouse are
small , for touch screen should be bigger(how big...depends on your user's
fingers or pencils).

Think about the scrolling bar, try to play with it using your pencil or
finger.
there won't be no scroll ball (Bingo! we need this...good idea, sorry!!)

The size/font of the monitor ,matters a lot. the smaller the font the
harder to touch controls (e.g. highligh a line on a browse full of lines).

There are so many little issues with touch scr (did dryclean, and restaurant
apps using them, and takes a while to think of all these little issues) .

touch screen comes with interfaces to do right click .

good luck.

"Bob" wrote:
<Liddle Feesh> wrote in message
news:42***********************@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
"Bob" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:%
You are correct, and occasionally right click may be performed by pressing
and holding - ergo: drag operations may be affected differently.

Controls need to be bigger too :D (big enough to hit your head on)


Heh, yeah I can hear it now. Procedure for clocking time to a work order:
bang head against touch screen.

Bob

Nov 21 '05 #4

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I wrote a register program for our restaurant and just used the MouseDown and
Mouseclick events as if your finger was a mouse. However, as was stated
before, the controls (buttons, icons, and text) had to be bigger than
normal. One problem we encountered was the different heights of people using
the touch screen. They come with calibration programs that require you to
touch various "x's" on the screen to calibrate. This was fine for me as I am
6'-2" tall. However, my son is 6'-6" tall and my wife is 5'-7" tall. They
had different perspectives on the the screen view and my wife would
continually touch the screen control low when it was calibrated by me or my
son and vice versa if it was calibrated for her. Thus, Make the controls BIG!

"Bob" wrote:
<Liddle Feesh> wrote in message
news:42***********************@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...
"Bob" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:%
You are correct, and occasionally right click may be performed by pressing
and holding - ergo: drag operations may be affected differently.

Controls need to be bigger too :D (big enough to hit your head on)


Heh, yeah I can hear it now. Procedure for clocking time to a work order:
bang head against touch screen.

Bob

Nov 21 '05 #5

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