xRemote version 1.2 with source code


If you already use my xGames educational games suite and have a wireless XBOX360 controller with USB wireless receiver for Windows then you should try this. It allows you to use a wireless XBOX360 controller as a wireless mouse and multimedia remote control. It is very useful as a wireless presenter device for the likes of powerpoint (Right and left bumpers perform left and right arrow clicks which allow you to navigate slides in powerpoint), however you can also control the mouse with the left stick something you can’t do with most multimedia remotes.

Version 1.2 has a couple minor bug fixes and when you simulate cursor keys using the D-PAD, it has a slight delay between each cursor key press as I felt it was too rapid. I am also releasing the source code this time too.

Controls

Left and right sticks on the controller will control the mouse pointer.
A Button performs a left mouse button click like a real mouse, you can hold it down and perform operations like drag and drop.
B Button perform a right mouse button click like a real mouse and can also be used for operations like drag and drop.
Left Trigger simulates a left mouse button click and release, so can only be used for single-clicks.
Right Trigger simulates a right mouse button click and release, so can only be used for single-clicks.
X Button simulates a left mouse button double-click.
BACK button quits the application.
LEFT bumper button does a LEFT-ARROW keyboard press (useful for powerpoint).
RIGHT bumper button does a RIGHT-ARROW keyboard press (useful for powerpoint).
The D-PAD works as cursor keys, allowing you to perform LEFT, RIGHT, UP and DOWN cursor key presses.
LEFT-ARROW & RIGHT-ARROW keys on the keyboard allow you to adjust the mouse speed from within the application.

You can minimise the application and the controller will still function as a mouse.

You will need a Windows 7/XP PC and XNA4 runtime installed and a wireless XBOX360 controller with a USB wireless receiver to plug into the PC.

Click here to download xRemote version 1.2 instatller.

Click here to download xRemote version 1.2 source code.

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