Touchpad scrolling does not work in C++ and C# Windows Store Apps - by Lukas F

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ID 779251 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 2/14/2013 1:22:12 PM
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On all recent notebooks you can scroll with the touchpad by using two fingers at the same time. This works well on almost all applications, and also on all WinForms and WPF applications.

In Windows Store Apps with C++ and C# however this does not work. Interestingly for JavaScript Apps it does.

It seems that the C++ and C# versions do not set the scrollable regions correctly, so the touchpad driver does not know that he is above a scrollable region and does not send scroll events.

I already have users complaining about this. This is really important. Many notebook users have got very used to using the touchpad for scrolling. If this does not work in an application, this is very confusing for them. I hope this can get resolved quickly.
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/26/2013 at 6:54 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 2/14/2013 at 10:29 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/14/2013 at 1:51 PM
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