Does Multi-touch Digitizer support multi-monitor?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by 102, May 26, 2009.

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    102 Guest

    Hi all,
    I know that HID Mouse driver for absolute movement can not support
    multi-monitor (Because it only maps absolute coordinate into the coordinate
    of primary monitor). So i don't know whether the Multi-touch Digitizer in
    Windows 7 supports multi-monitor or not ?

    Thanks,
    -- Thong Nguyen.
     
    102, May 26, 2009
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    Ray Trent Guest

    As long as the digitizer is always on the primary monitor, I don't see
    why not. Or are you asking if 2 touchscreens can be used on a single PC?

    If the latter, I'm not sure, but I'm guessing probably not, at least not
    without writing your own filter driver. Among other things, there's no
    explicit association in the HID descriptors between any digitizer and
    any particular monitor.
     
    Ray Trent, May 27, 2009
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    Jakob Bohm Guest

    I think the OP was asking if a Digitizer (a physically separate input
    device not attached to any monitor, commonly used with high end CAD
    workstations that traditionally have had multiple monitors since before
    NT kernel 1.0 hit the market in 1993) can be configured/programmed to
    have its input surface mapped to the entire Windows desktop, not just
    the "primary" monitors portion thereof.


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    Ray Trent Guest

    No, he's asking about a "Multi-touch Digitizer"... those are inherently
    touchscreens.
     
    Ray Trent, May 28, 2009
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    102 Guest

    Thanks so much for all your helps.

    My problem is that i wrote a multi-touch Digitizer for virtual device, then
    i also develop an app to send multi-touch data to my digitizer to simulate
    some actions on the second monitor but it only simulates on the primary
    monitor. Seem multi touch Digitizer cannot simulate actions on other than the
    primary monitor ???

    --Thong Nguyen.
     
    102, Jun 1, 2009
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    Ray Trent Guest

    Without some kind of filter driver that sets the virtual desktop flag
    and restricts the reported coordinates to the secondary display, no,
    they can't.

    Even *with* one, I'm not sure Win7's multi-touch gesture processing
    would recognize the virtual desktop flag or handle the coordinates
    correctly. Might be interesting to test that.
     
    Ray Trent, Jun 2, 2009
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