Managed Library and Controls (Tablet PC)

To build Tablet PC applications in C# and Visual Basic .NET, your project in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET must include a reference to the Tablet PC managed library assemblies. This provides access to the managed object model and controls.

Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic.NET

In Windows Vista, the Tablet PC managed library assemblies are installed by default in two directories:

  • :\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink directory
  • :\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\Bin

To add a reference to the Tablet PC platform managed libraries in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET:

  1. Open your Visual Studio .NET project.
  2. On the Project menu, click Add Reference.
  3. On the .NET tab in the Add Reference dialog box, on the components list, select Microsoft Tablet PC API.
  4. Click Select, and then click OK.

To add a reference to the ink analysis APIs in Visual Studio .NET:

  1. Open your Microsoft Visual Studio .NET project.
  2. On the Project menu, click Add Reference.
  3. On the .NET tab in the Add Reference dialog box, on the components list, select Microsoft Tablet PC Ink Analysis Managed Library.
  4. Click Select, and then click OK.

Note

When compiling applications that use Microsoft.Ink on Visual Studio 2005, you must select Project, select Properties, select Build and set Platform target=x86. This option is not available in Microsoft Visual Studio Express products.