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Thread: Making a Touch interface with Java

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    Default Making a Touch interface with Java

    I want to make a touch interface with java. I mean i have a touchscreen which responds back to windows with the coordinates of touch, is the finger moving, when first put, and when removed. Now i want to make a program that would show something on it. Now i want to make an application(windows based) to setup a UI(sliding between different images , readmore etc etc), more like a slideshow. The user would be able to select images from the computer and would be able to setup the UI, and then there will be a show button, so that it is shown. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to do it?
    I am fairly confused about how to do the slideshow thing, after selecting the images.

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    Default Re: Making a Touch interface with Java

    What's confusing you? Are you familiar with javax.swing.Timer? Are you familiar with Java Swing at all?

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    Default Re: Making a Touch interface with Java

    Quote Originally Posted by TinyLED View Post
    I want to make a touch interface with java.
    I am fairly confused about how to do the slideshow thing, after selecting the images.
    First, from the GUI's point of view, there's no real difference between the interaction with a mouse/keyboard and a "touch" screen. In other words, for example a JButton can be clicked either with a mouse or a touch screen. There's nothing particular you have to do to handle e.g. clicks with a touch screen!

    If you mean that your user interface must be "cool", with e.g. shadings, animations, etc..., it's another story. And it depends only on the level of sophistication that you can reach using timers, custom painting, images, and so on.
    It's not a question about mouse/keyboard vs touch screen.
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    Default Re: Making a Touch interface with Java

    Well, i have figured most of it, and actually even kind of made it. I used JavaFX. I found that making the end display customizable, it would be hard if i use Java swing or just JavaFX. SO i decided on using the WebView from JavaFX which allows me to use a web app for displaying. And all the interaction, that is the touch screen thing can be handled by my java program and then passed to the WebView form.
    The thing now is i am actually not using a touchscreen, but something along the lines, and i am not sure how to pass a custom event to the webview. Any tips on that?

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