Surface hardware safe switch off

by Semper IT Services 26. February 2012 16:40

As mentioned by a couple of developers and early adopters the new Surface hardware "SUR40" does not have a safe switch off anymore. The first Surface unit had a button to simply shutdown without user interaction. This is perfect when the unit is deployed in Public locations or when it is rented for a fair or event.

To overcome this issue you can write some code to execute for example when a user places a tagged object on the table.
When the user places the tagged object a button becomes visible.

Behind the button click there is only one simple line of code:

private void surfaceButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    Process.Start("shutdown", "/s /t 0"); 

I hope this helps you overcome this issue.

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Jowen Mei
Jowen Mei Netherlands
2/27/2012 11:10:41 AM #

Hehe, that solution sounds familiar Smile


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