InkPersistenceFormat enumeration (msinkaut.h)

Specifies how ink is persisted.


typedef enum InkPersistenceFormat {
  IPF_InkSerializedFormat = 0,
  IPF_Base64InkSerializedFormat = 1,
  IPF_GIF = 2,
  IPF_Base64GIF = 3
} ;


Value: 0
Ink is persisted using ink serialized format (ISF).

This is the most compact persistent representation of ink. It can be embedded within a binary document format or placed directly on the Clipboard.
Value: 1
Ink is persisted by encoding the ISF as a base64 stream.

This format is provided so that ink can be encoded directly in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) or HTML file.
Value: 2
Ink is persisted by using a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) file that contains ISF as metadata that is embedded within the file.

This allows ink to be viewed in applications that are not ink-enabled and maintain its full ink fidelity when it returns to an ink-enabled application. This format is ideal when transporting ink content within an HTML file and making it usable by ink-enabled and ink-unaware applications.
Value: 3
Ink is persisted by using a base64 encoded fortified.

This GIF format is provided when ink is to be encoded directly in an XML or HTML file with later conversion into an image. A possible use of this would be in an XML format that is generated to contain all ink information and used as a way to generate HTML through Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT).


Minimum supported client Windows XP Tablet PC Edition [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server None supported
Header msinkaut.h

See also

InkDisp Class

Save Method [InkDisp Class]