Problems with touch events when using ArcGIS API for WPF on Microsoft Surface 2.0

Discussion created by aslaken on Sep 22, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2012 by aslaken

We are building an application for the new Microsoft Surface 2.0 (also known as Pixelsense), where we make use of ArcGIS API for WPF (version 2.4) for showing a map. While developing this application we have met several problems with making efficient use of touch events, and particularly hold and tap events. The problem is the following: When a user tries to tap or hold on an element in the map, it is almost impossible to do this without moving their finger just a tiny little bit (we are talking less than 1mm here). This tiny little movement is unfortunately enough to trigger a drag event, causing the map to pan instead of recognizing the tap/hold event. As a result, we cannot recognize neither tap or hold events in an efficient manner.

Is there any way to set the drag/pan sensitivity of the map, or any other workaround to resolve this issue?