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Can users interact with windows that have been warped/distored before being rendered on the screen? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all.

    Is the user input to a window mapped correctly if the window has been scaled and/or translated from it's natural rectangular shape?

    More specifically, what I would like to do is create a view of an application similar to the Flip 3D view:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vista_Flip_3d.png

    Given that view (or one like it) would it be possible to interact with the text, widgets, menus, etc...?

    If so, or possibly/maybe/perhaps so, any pointers to resources would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks very much for any help!
    Monday, November 9, 2009 5:32 PM

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  • Hi Boiler98,

    I'm pretty sure that's not possible. As far as I can tell the windows are non-interactive while in Flip 3D.

    Cathal


    Cathal O'Brien BSc, PgDip, PhD . Techsmart|Laptop Repairs|PC Repair
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:56 PM
  • It's not possible in Windows as-is today, but it is possible, using the DirectX technology that powers these effects, to do so while still maintaining the ability to work with the window.  While I know it is possible, I do not have the technological program expertise to write code to accomplish it.

     


    Shawn Keene
    Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:26 AM