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Thursday, August 5, 2004 7:37 PM laghari78

Screen Annotator

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Requirements: Tablet PC or Microsoft Tablet PC Operating System, Microsoft Tablet PC SDK 1.5

Screen Annotator is a Tablet PC utility which lets you capture a screen shot and then put your comments on the picture. You can also save the entire screen or part of it with your comments in your favourite image file format and share it with others.

1) If you downloaded the source then you can compile and run from the Visual Studio.NET IDE, otherwise you can run the “ClipForward.exe” file from windows explorer.

2) After you see the window on your screen, its better if you can drag the toolbar from the top to the floating position.

3) Now press “Capture” and after a couple of seconds, you'll see the entire screen on the main window of this application.

4) Now you can draw/write anything on the screen. You can also crop  the screen after selecting the “Crop” option. After cropping, you can see the “Save-->Save Cropped Image” which lets you capture the piece of image that you just cropped.

5) At any time, you can capture the screen by pressing the “Capture” button, you can even clear the annotations by clicking the “Clear” button.

6) Although you can use the crop options multiple times but the application only remembers the last crop you made.

If you have any ideas on extending this application, then contact me using this form.

I would also like to include references to third party control which I used in the development.
- Sandbar by Tim Dawson.
- plugin by Adam Nathan

If you like this then you might like my other Projects


# re: Screen Annotator

Thursday, August 5, 2004 4:33 PM by Jerry

Missing a reference to Microsoft.Ink

Can you tell me what I need in order to get this to work?

# re: Screen Annotator

Thursday, August 5, 2004 9:21 PM by Vincent Flanders

Reminds me of Wang's Freestyle back in the mid- to late-80's.

# re: Screen Annotator

Sunday, August 8, 2004 8:51 PM by Alfred Thompson

I'm getting a compile error:
C:\ScreenAnnotator_Src\Form1.cs(24): The type or namespace name 'TD' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

# re: Screen Annotator

Sunday, August 8, 2004 8:58 PM by Alfred Thompson

OK I got past that but then had a problem with the log file because I didn't have the folders listed in app.config.
The first problem was solved by re-adding the references in the Bin folder. The second by changing app.config to match a directory I actually had. The binary would probably be OK but I'm not sure. You may want to test it on a machine other than your own. And perhaps use the directory the program is run from for the log file.

# re: Screen Annotator

Sunday, August 8, 2004 9:29 PM by Nauman Leghari

Sorry for the confusion. I updated the files with these changes. Now, hopefully you'll not get any error.