Revolution is not Tablet PC compliant

Jeffrey Reynolds jeff at
Thu Dec 1 14:44:47 EST 2005

Aww nutz, I have a whale research project next year we were hoping to 
use tablet pcs on with rev to collect data. hadnt gotten my hands on a 
tablet pc to test rev yet. Is this something that we might see coming 
into rev in the next version? The tablets are just starting to mature 
now and becoming viable options in more mobile situations and custom 
programming for this kind of an interface/interaction is perfect for 
the flexibility of rev.


Jeffrey Reynolds

On Dec 1, 2005, at 1:00 PM, use-revolution-request at 

> Hi All,
> I have just completed my first round of testing RunRev for TPC
> (Tablet PC) compliance.  Sadly, it is the least compliant application
> I have run on my TPC in the year+ I've owned it.  :{(
> There are small issues, such as the IDE not recognizing changes in
> screen orientation; but the real killer is RunRev's inability to
> correctly accept text input to a field from the Writing Pad--I didn't
> bother to try speech-to-text.
> Example:
> I write (in script) "One two three" in the Writing Pad after giving
> focus to a field,
> and I get: "O"&numToChar(0)&"n"&numToChar(0)&"e"&numToChar(0)&"
> "&numToChar(0)&"t"&numToChar(0)&..." in the field.
> This happens in both the Development System and standalones.
> I suspect the problem is tied to RunRev's need to process keyboard
> input character-by-character while Windows XP TPC Edition sends a
> string of characters from the Writing Pad (& presumably the Speech
> Tools) to Rev or a standalone at one time.
> RunRev is the _only_ application I have run on my TPC that doesn't
> get the text correctly from the Writing Pad.
> Rob Cozens CCW
> Serendipity Software Company
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
>   Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

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