[accesscomp] windows side show

  • From: "Arlene" <nedster6@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:10:00 -0700

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      Windows SideShow Bitmap Driver
      What is Windows SideShow?
      Windows SideShow delivers information from your computer to a secondary 
display that is either integrated into the computer, such as a small color 
display in a laptop lid, or separate from the computer, such as a remote 
control or mobile phone. There is a wide variety of uses for this technology, 
from using a mobile phone to control your media library, to viewing news and 
calendar appointments in a digital picture frame, to being able to manage your 
e-mail while you play a game on your computer. 
      Project Description
      Windows SideShow Bitmap Driver
      This solution renders pages on a computer and sends bitmap images to the 
SideShow-compatible device, so the device can be lower cost. You can extend a 
button-based sample user interface that is included to support touch or other 
features. This solution allows SideShow functionality to be easily adapted to 
existing, in-market hardware, in many cases without any hardware modifications. 
This solution differs from other SideShow solutions. Typically, the SideShow 
device would parse and render the SCF content. In contrast, the Windows 
SideShow Bitmap Driver is doing the parsing and rendering. Because the computer 
renders the UI, the device does not have access to offline content when the 
computer is off. 
      Sample Simple Content Format implementation
      The Simple Content Format (SCF) defines a set of XML elements and 
attributes that allow content, dialog, and menu pages to be sent to Windows 
SideShow-compatible devices that support this endpoint. The Windows SideShow 
Bitmap Driver serves as the first published sample SCF implementation of the 
SCF spec on MSDN. It allows you to port the code to your device so that it 
parses and renders SCF, so that the device can show content when offline. 
Microsoft recently published the protocol for the Universal Driver for Windows 
SideShow.

     

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