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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 3. Input: Keyboard, Mouse, and Touch Screen

Traditionally, Microsoft Windows platforms have allowed users two methods of input: the keyboard and the mouse. Windows CE continues this tradition but many systems replace the mouse with a stylus and touch screen. Programmatically, the change is minor because the messages from the stylus are mapped to the mouse messages used in other versions of Windows. A more subtle, but also more important, change from versions of Windows that run on PCs is that a system running Windows CE might have either a tiny keyboard or no keyboard at all. This arrangement makes the stylus input that much more important for Windows CE systems.

The Keyboard

Although keyboards play a lesser role in Windows CE, they’re still ...

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