Working with Cortana

Discussion in 'Future' started by Steven, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Steven

    Steven Member

    Brandon, is it possible to make SwordSearcher compatible with dictation and command software like Cortana? Or is that already possible, just buried somewhere I haven't found yet. So far, all I can do with Cortana is open the SwordSearcher program with it. It ignores everything else I say.


  2. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Cortana integration requires conversion of the application to a different format. It's technical, but the short of it is that SwordSearcher would have to be packaged into a UWP app for that. Microsoft has been extending UWP functionality into the desktop so it's possible this could change. Bottom line is that there is no way to control SwordSearcher with Cortana. (Even most of the UWP apps I use on my Windows Mobile Phone have very limited integration with Cortana -- it's mostly useful for OS-level functions.)

    As for dictation software, I know there are dictation programs out there but I have not tried any of them.
  3. Steven

    Steven Member

    Ok, thanks Brandon. Maybe a future upgrade. :)