Summary:Get animated-and add a new dimension to your interface-with Microsoft Agent.
Quickly program interactive characters for your application or Web site with the MICROSOFT AGENT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT. This book-and-CD package provides complete documentation and tools to deploy animated tour guides, avatars, game opponents, and assistants for dynamic, new levels of user interaction and software usability. Work with the kit's sample code and toolset to:
. Extend and enhance the user interface of your Microsoft Windowsr-based applications or Web pages, using any programming language compatible with ActiveXr
. Design character interaction to support keyboard, mouse, or even spoken input
. Build conversational interfaces that respond with synthesized speech, recorded speech, or just text in a word balloon
. Understand how to blend character interaction with conventional interface components such as windows, menus, and controls
. Create interactive scenarios with one or multiple characters
. Deploy one of the ready-made Microsoft characters, or compile your own.