Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit 1.5.1

Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit (SDK) is a development framework that allows developers to build applications that enable multiple individual mouse devices to work simultaneously on one computer.
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      Windows MultiPoint Mouse Software Development Kit (SDK) gives education publishers the ability to build interactive applications that allow multiple students, each with their own mouse, to simultaneously engage on a single PC.

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 3

      The following software is required to run the MultiPoint Mouse SDK:
      • .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1 or higher (install from
      • A 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows® 7 operating system is recommended. The MultiPoint Mouse SDK is also compatible with Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows® XP SP3.
      • • Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC.
      • If you are developing Windows Presentation Foundation applications, you should use Expression Blend.
      • Two to four mouse devices for testing.
      • USB ports on the computer.

      Note: The MultiPoint Mouse SDK will install the appropriate template for your version of Visual Studio. The MultiPoint Mouse SDK does not support Windows Forms UI development.
    • Important: Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows that you are running. To find recent security updates, visit Windows Update. Click the Download button on this page to start the download. Do one of the following:
      • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
      • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
    • New features in Windows Multipoint Mouse SDK 1.5.1 compared with version 1.5:
      • Improved performance on low-end modern hardware, especially Atom-based netbooks.
      • Improved device detection (PS/2, trackpad, and Bluetooth mouse devices are now supported).
      New features in Windows Multipoint Mouse SDK 1.5 compared with version 1.1:
      • Now supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.
      • Now supports 32-bit and 64-bit applications and operating systems by leveraging AnyCPU Intermediate Language (IL).
      • New cursor capabilities were added: you can specify a cursor color, assign a custom image to a cursor, or hide cursors.
      • New templates for Visual Studio 2008 were added to simplify the creation of MultiPoint Mouse applications.
      • The namespace changed from Microsoft.MultiPoint to Microsoft.Multipoint to comply with capitalization conventions for .NET.
      • The number of DLLs was reduced from five to two (Microsoft.Multipoint.Sdk.dll and Microsoft.Multipoint.Sdk.Controls.dll).
      • The object model was simplified, reducing the number of exposed classes, methods, and properties.
      • The sample code was simplified and made compliant with good coding practices, such as FxCop guidelines to help further reduce programming errors.
      • The sample code for allocating mouse cursors and the number and quality of cursor icons was improved, making it easier to allocate custom cursors when creating an application.
      Getting Technical Support

      If you need technical assistance while using the MultiPoint Mouse SDK 1.5.1, please use the forums at You may also contact Microsoft at:
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