Jeff Maner Jeff Maner - 1 year ago 108
C# Question

Jumpy and Incomplete XAML Window Drag with C# TouchMove

I have a small undecorated xaml window for a touch screen. The user must be able to move the window using touch and drag. Currently on touch and drag, the window moves in the direction of the drag, but only part way; and there appears to be two windows rather than one, making the touch and drag appear jumpy.

This behavior manifests on the development system (Surface Pro 3 using Visual Studio Professional 2015) as well as on the production system (Windows 7, no keyboard or mouse).

I based this C# on Microsoft's example.

using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Input;

namespace XAMLApp
public partial class MainWindow : Window
public MainWindow()

private TouchDevice windowTouchDevice;
private Point lastPoint;

private void Circle_TouchUp(object sender, TouchEventArgs e)
// Do stuff.

private void Window_TouchDown(object sender, TouchEventArgs e)

if (windowTouchDevice == null)
windowTouchDevice = e.TouchDevice;
lastPoint = windowTouchDevice.GetTouchPoint(null).Position;

e.Handled = true;

private void Window_TouchMove(object sender, TouchEventArgs e)
if (e.TouchDevice == windowTouchDevice)
var currentTouchPoint = windowTouchDevice.GetTouchPoint(null);

var deltaX = currentTouchPoint.Position.X - lastPoint.X;
var deltaY = currentTouchPoint.Position.Y - lastPoint.Y;

Top += deltaY;
Left += deltaX;

lastPoint = currentTouchPoint.Position;

e.Handled = true;

private void Window_TouchLeave(object sender, TouchEventArgs e)
if (e.TouchDevice == windowTouchDevice)
windowTouchDevice = null;

e.Handled = true;

And here's some xaml for the window.

<Window x:Name="AppWindow" x:Class="XAMLApp.MainWindow"
Title="XAML Application"
Height="25" Width="25"
AllowsTransparency="True" WindowStyle="None" ResizeMode="NoResize"
ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Hidden" ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Hidden"
ShowInTaskbar="False" ToolTip="XAML Application" Topmost="True" UseLayoutRounding="True"
MaxHeight="25" MaxWidth="25" MinHeight="25" MinWidth="25"
Left="0" Top="0" Background="Transparent"
<Ellipse x:Name="Circle" Fill="Black" HorizontalAlignment="Left"
Height="24" Margin="0" Stroke="Black" VerticalAlignment="Top"
Width="24" ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Hidden" ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Hidden"
TouchUp="Circle_TouchUp" />

I've tried replacing the
with a
. That made no difference. I also tried using Manipulation as demonstrated by Microsoft. When trying to drag the window, I was told that the transformation was invalid for the window.

How can I make the touch and drag behave the same as
using a left-mouse-click-and-drag?

Answer Source

Instead of

Top += deltaY;
Left += deltaX;

I just needed

Top += currentTouchPoint.Position.Y;
Left += currentTouchPoint.Position.X;


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