Bill, can't find any other method to contact you, so here will do as good as any. You mention in the video the difference between px and pt as a measurement. What would your opinion be on pt vs. em for specifying the size of text and elements in CSS?
Here's a way to convert "'s to typographers quotes within Notepad++ (should work in most other text editors too, though may need minor tweaks). Open the Search and Replace dialog as normal, but make sure "Search Mode" is set to "Regular Expression" and
(including the leading and trailing ") in the "Find What:" field and
in the "Replace With..." field.
You can then use Find and Replace as you normally would, either using "Replace All" to quickly replace all instances, or "Find Next" to find what it thinks is a quoted string, tweaking the text if it's incorrect (i.e. adding the missing ending ") and then clicking
In fact it says in that very interview (about 3 mins in) it's a superset of C# 2.0 and rather than a superset of C# 3.0. They also mention shortly after (and talk about it a little in the video )they are looking at a non-language specific solution.
It looks like very exciting technology. I enjoyed the video and look forward to the SDK in January!
Is it easy to create an "admin" mouse? I could very likely want to restrict certain forms, or even controls only to one mouse (probably the teacher's). That way only the teacher can start/stop an activity, while the students can only interact with the
As a red-green color-blind male, I wonder if there are other ways of decorating pointers to better differentiate them. Perhaps styles of glowing, or even completely different pointer icons. This could be an important feature to consider.
For non Multipoint-enabled applications, do the multiple mice function as on any other system? In other words, if I don't specifically code for Multipoint, do all mice conflict with each other?
Thanks for the video, and good luck getting to the next step!
I think some of these questions are answered in the video, albeit not explicitly.
1. It's definately possible to restrict within your application who controls what. You simple designate a certain cursor as "admin", and only respond to their events on certain controls. As to allowing only the admin control over the entire system depends on
how standard apps respond to the multiple cursors.
2. They make many refrences to changing the icons, so I'm sure you can decorate the cursors.
3. It seems that they all just conflict with each other, which can be seen when he quits the demo. I'm sure there are probably ways to only allow one device to control the main cursor though.
This looks very exciting. I think I may actualy show my mother this one, she'll be interested.
"But if we're presenting applications via browsers and we need to support multiple browsers (which we do), then the rendering engine is key. Hearing that this part might change on a frequent basis gives me some cause for concern."
Listen again to his responce (around 30 mins in). "The platform rendering piece that will be far far more stable". It seems changes to the rendering model are going to be very slight and far between. It shouldn't be too much of a problem.