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EnableGestures (coredll)

coredll is for smart devices, not desktop Windows. Therefore, this information only applies to code using the .NET Compact Framework. To see if information for EnableGestures in other DLLs exists, click on Find References to the right.

This function enables one or more touch gestures for a window or application process.


in Specifies the window to enable gestures for. If you set scope to TGF_SCOPE_PROCESS, the function ignores this parameter.


in Specifies the gestures to enable.


in Specifies the scope of this function. Set to TGF_SCOPE_WINDOW to enable gestures for the window indicated by hwnd. Set to TGF_SCOPE_PROCESS to enable gestures for the application process.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("coredll.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern bool EnableGestures(IntPtr hwnd, UInt64 TGFflags, uint scope);

VB Signature:

Declare Function EnableGestures Lib "coredll.dll" (TODO) As TODO

User-Defined Types:

    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_BEGIN                = 0x0000000000000002;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_END                  = 0x0000000000000008;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_PAN                  = 0x0000000000000100;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_ROTATE               = 0x0000000000000200;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_SCROLL               = 0x0000000000001000;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_HOLD                 = 0x0000000000002000;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_SELECT               = 0x0000000000004000;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_DOUBLESELECT         = 0x0000000000008000;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_LAST                 = 0x0000000000008000;
    public const UInt64 TGF_GID_MAX                  = 0x8000000000000000;

    public const uint TGF_SCOPE_WINDOW               = 0;
    public const uint TGF_SCOPE_PROCESS              = 1;

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