Monthly Archives: April 2007

Enabling Floating TIP for Java Swing Apps on Tablet PCs (Part 2)

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Enabling Floating TIP for Java Swing Apps on Tablet PCs (Part 1)

I became a Tablet PC user this past summer when I acquired a TabletKiosk i7210 eo (an Ultra Mobile PC) running Windows XP Tablet Edition. My primary job is as a Java developer and I have done a fair amount of development using Java’s Swing windowing toolkit.

I very quickly learned that apps written using this windowing toolkit don’t work like regular windows apps on a tablet PC. They don’t offer access to the floating text entry window (Floating TIP) forcing the user to enter text via the text input panel at the bottom of the screen, a more cumbersome method of entry.… Continue reading

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