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As it says in the title, I have a Java app that runs on Windows (using SWT). How can the java app detect if the machine has touch screen capability?

The purpose is to present different UI elements if touch screen is available.


As far as I can see, you could only use a function in User32, which is called GetSystemMetrics.

There are many ways to get access to this library in Java. Although none of them looks pretty nice.