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Java Touch screen

Barry Brashear
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Is there a way to implement a touch screen application in java? Is there
another API to use for this?

Scott Selikoff
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Depends. If you want the touch screen to work like a mouse, you could probably get a driver from the touchscreen manufacturer (or might be built into windows depending on your platform/setup) that would allow you program the touchscreen as if it were a mouse.

There are more advanced touch screen setups (mostly experimental I believe) that allow multiple inputs and more complex interactions than a mouse. Might want to check out IBM's JAKI (Java Information Kiosks) although I don't know what the limits/rights are for using it.

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