Microsoft Surface Byte Tags

Microsoft Surface byte tags provide 256 unique values that an application for Microsoft Surface v1.0 or Microsoft PixelSense™ can respond to.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


    File Name:

    Byte Tags - Complete Set -

    Byte Tags - Complete Set - 300 dpi

    Byte Tags - Complete Set -

    Byte Tags - Complete Set - PDF.pdf

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    File Size:

    3.7 MB

    1.6 MB

    611 KB

    146 KB

      Applications for Microsoft Surface v1.0 or Microsoft PixelSense™ can respond to objects that are marked with byte tags, which can specify 256 unique values. Every Microsoft Surface 1.0 developer unit includes two sets of 256 stickers–two stickers for each byte tag value. This download provides four resources to help you print additional byte tags that you need:
      • A Microsoft Office Visio document with labels on the tags for easy identification and a clean layout. Use these tags for printing because the Visio document ensures the proper dimensions when the tags are printed.
      • A ZIP file with all 256 byte tags as PNG files at 300 dpi resolution, for printing individual tags or adding them to your designs.
      • An HTML version of the Visio document for easy reference. Do not use this document for printing tags because there is no way to ensure that your Internet browser is printing them at the proper size.
      • A PDF document with all 256 byte tags, for easy portability of a full set of tags.
      Note: To learn about important printing requirements for byte tags, see the Microsoft Surface Administration Guide.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Vista

        • Windows Vista
      • Applicable Microsoft Surface Software Platforms:
        • Microsoft Surface Runtime 1.0 SP1
        • Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 SP1
        • Microsoft Surface Runtime 1.0
        • Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0
        • Microsoft Surface SDK 2.0
      1. Download the package of byte tags that is appropriate for your needs.
      2. Associate tag values with your application.
      3. Print the byte tags that you need and place them on physical objects.
      4. Interact with your application by using the byte tags that you printed.
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