World's First Multi-Touch Silverlight Charting

Jason Beres / Monday, September 07, 2009

Well, maybe not the "World's First", but I think it's pretty funny when I see that used in the blogosphere ... I guess if it's on the Internet, it must be true!  So in this World's First Multi-Touch Silverlight Charting post, I want to give you a look at what we have coming in the new Silverlight Data Chart.  Check out this video for a sneak peek:

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The video is a little low-tech, but you get the idea.  Once we release the CTP for this chart in the near future, we'll have multi-touch samples that you can test with if you have the hardware that can accommodate it.  As multi-touch gets more ink in technical publications, we'll start seeing more and more talk about how it can bring a better user experience to an application.  I believe for the right scenarios, multi-touch is going to be an awesome addition to many Silverlight applications.  If you consider that Apple has added multi-touch trackpads in their MacBook computers, the concept of multi-touch becomes more of the rule than the exception.  From our controls roadmap, we are moving beyond Silverlight for the 10.1 timeframe, and are adding multi-touch to various WPF and Windows Forms controls.

If you're doing multi-touch, let me know (jasonb@infragistics.com) what you'd expect in the API so we don't miss anything.  If you missed my previous post on the performance metrics we are htting, check out this post.

Thanks!

Jason