Interactive Ink SDK makes it easy to get started. This page helps you set up a development environment, get a certificate and play with provided example applications.
To develop with iink SDK for Windows, you will need:
- Visual Studio 2015 or 2017
- Internet connection to let Visual access nuget.org and download the iink library and its dependencies
- Git (to clone the Github example repository)
MyScript iink SDK comes with example applications illustrating how to use key APIs.
A reference implementation for the platform-specific integration layer can be found alongside the examples. It covers aspects such as rendering that the low-level iink SDK does not provide out-of-the-box for flexibility and portability reasons.
The source code of both the examples and the reference implementation is released under the Apache 2.0 license. You can reuse it into your own projects without any particular restriction.
A certificate is a binary “key” provided by MyScript that is required to enable iink SDK in an application:
- If you have just registered with MyScript Developer Portal, you should have received a certificate by mail that will let you run the provided get started example.
- If not - or to activate iink SDK with your own applications - please follow the on-device license management instructions.
The certificate comes embedded in a source file that you should include in your project:
- MyScript-provided examples expect it to be located at a specific location (see instructions below).
- For your own application, you can place it where you want, provided that it is accessible to instantiate the iink runtime.
More details on certificates and license management can be found in the dedicated support section.
The Get started example is the easiest way for a first contact with iink SDK APIs.
To run it, just follow the following instructions:
Step 1: Clone the MyScript Git repository containing the examples for Windows and navigate to the root of the folder.
For the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), type:
git clone https://github.com/MyScript/interactive-ink-examples-uwp.git cd interactive-ink-examples-uwp
For “traditional” Windows desktop .NET development using WPF, type:
git clone https://github.com/MyScript/interactive-ink-examples-wpf.git cd interactive-ink-examples-wpf
Step 2: Replace
MyCertificate.cs file in
GetStarted directory with your certificate.
Step 3: Depending on the version of Visual Studio installed on your laptop, open the appropriate solution file:
GetStarted project as your startup project by right-clicking the project in the solution browser and selecting “Set as startup project”.
Step 4: Build and run.
This will automatically fetch the latest iink SDK libraries, via the NuGet Package Manager.
...UserControlsEditorUserControl.xaml.cs(85,27,85,40): error CS0103: The name 'captureCanvas' does not exist in the current context, edit the
UserControlsEditorUserControl.xamlfile so that Visual Studio considers it updated (ex: add a space at the beginning, remove it and save the file). Then build again and there should be no error anymore.
To guide you through the fundamentals of Interactive Ink SDK, let’s imagine that you want to build a (very) simple handwriting calculator. This guide explains some key concepts and provide you with the code portions that are relevant for a simple iink SDK integration.
For the sake of this example, such an application would provide the end user with:
- a writing area to write computations,
- buttons to undo, redo, and clear the canvas,
- a validation button to convert content to typeset form and do the calculation,
- a history of the past calculations,
- persistence across sessions,
- some custom styling over what iink SDK provides by default.
The guide consists of the following steps:
- Interactive Ink runtime
- Import and export
- Zooming and scrolling
Ready? Let’s start!