Input and interactions

UWP apps automatically handle a wide variety of inputs and run on a variety of devices—there’s nothing extra you need to do to enable touch input, for example. But there are times when you might want to optimize your app for certain types of input or devices. For example, if you’re creating a painting app, you might want to customize the way you handle pen input.

The design and coding instructions in this section help you customize your UWP app for specific types of inputs.

  • Input primer

    Familiarize yourself with each input device type and its behaviors, capabilities, and limitations when paired with certain form factors.

  • NEW! Gaze input

    Track a user's gaze based on the location and movement of their eyes and head.