Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Usage with the PC?

Hey HoloLens community,

Im not quite sure if this is the right section, but I just want to suggest it to the team/developers.

Would it be possible to develop an App which connects the HL to a PC for simulating monitors? Normally you buy a monitor, connect it to your PC and then you can use it f.e. for surfing, while you have a video opened on the main monitor. It would be absolutely awesome if the HL detects a PC which is connected with the HL is turned on and then asking the user if it should display some virtual monitors. The advantage to normal, physical monitors would be that they aren't size limited and not bound to the location where they stand. With the HL you could place them anywhere you want, but still control them via mouse and keyboard. Also useful would be to mark objects (Lamps, etc.) which are infront of the user and would normally cover a small part of the monitor, so the HL places them behind these objects. But thats not too important, it would just make the whole thing more comfortable. Because I'm a beginner at developing and certainly not a team of skilled developers which could realize this, I'm posting it here. It would be absolutely awesome if you give it a try. If I can help in any way, feel free to ask ^^

Thanks for spending your time,
Felix

Answers

  • Hi @m1212e ,

    Yes you can potentially do this with Holographic Remoting.

    An example with it in Unity is here, and a futuristic vision of it with devices like Occulus Rift and Intel's Untethered VR device is here.

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  • Future Vision is here

    Dwight Goins
    CAO & Founder| Independent Architect | Trainer and Consultant | Sr. Enterprise Architect
    MVP | MCT | MCSD | MCPD | SharePoint TS | MS Virtual TS |Windows 8 App Store Developer | Linux Gentoo Geek | Raspberry Pi Owner | Micro .Net Developer | Kinect For Windows Device Developer
    http://dgoins.wordpress.com

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