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Tablets as input devices

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February 13, 2013 10:18:47 PM

Hi there,

Is it possible to use a tablet with it's own operating system (android or windows or whatever) as a virtual set of buttons or controls on a wired or wirelessly connected PC?

To elaborate, I have been wondering how possible it would be to use a tablet to create additional keys for use in desktop programs.

for instance, could you write a program that would let you pair a tablet and PC to perform keystrokes? create a button on the tablet you can tap or hold and have the connected PC receive a "ctrl" key input?

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February 15, 2013 9:36:28 PM

Yes, it is possible, but you will need to get heavy into Windows programming (maybe even writing a pseudo keyboard device driver), networking, and, of course, the tablet app that communicates with the desktop.
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