Windows Simulator Lets You Simulate Windows 8 Touch Features Using Mouse

Want to try out touch features of the Windows 8, but don not have a enabled slate or Tablet or PC or a laptop, no fret -- it is now possible to try at least some of the touch features of Windows 8 by just using a mouse.Bundled with the Windows 8 Developer Preview, the […]

Want to try out touch features of the Windows 8, but don not have a enabled slate or Tablet or PC or a laptop, no fret -- it is now possible to try at least some of the touch features of Windows 8 by just using a mouse.

Bundled with the Windows 8 Developer Preview, the "Windows Simulator" might look similar but is much more advanced than the Windows Phone Emulator. It can be launched through Visual Studio or directly with "\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Simulator\Microsoft.Windows.Simulator.exe".

Although the content is just a loopback remote desktop session, the application allows the simulation of several touch features including single touch, zoom gestures and the rotation gesture. It also simulates rotation and different screen sizes and resolutions for high DPI application testing.

Happy Touching!

[Thanks, Long Zheng]