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    Lego to the rescue

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    When I write Windows Phone applications, I never find a good position for my phone, especially with the USB cable which tends to make the phone rotate in any direction but the one which is usable. Therefore, I decided this week to build a stand in...
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    Happy PI Day

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    Yesterday, I wanted to celebrate PI Day in my own way, so I wrote this little program during breakfast. Today, I investigated a bit and reduce the number of allocations: this version only does 9 buffer allocations to compute PI with 100 digits. #include...
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    ListView basics and virtualization concepts

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    ListView is one of the most important of all XAML controls: not only is it used in almost all Windows and Windows Phone applications, but it is a rich control with many possibilities… and therefore also many possibilities for the application developer...
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    Techdays 2012

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    On February 8th, I’ll have the pleasure and honor to deliver a talk about “modern C++” with Christophe Pichaud ( http://www.windowscpp.net/ ) during French Techdays 2012. This is only a 200-level session which targets developers and...
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    Couldn't buy Windows Phone 7 Application : error c101c401

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    Some time ago, I tried to buy an application from my Windows Phone 7 device and got an "Try again later" error message with code c101c401 . I also tried to buy the same application from my Zune desktop but it failed too, with no details this time. ...
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    Want to try Silverlight 5 without changing your VS 2010 / SL 4 config ? Use Wiki-OS

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    Wiki-OS now supports Silverlight 5 ! There is even a application category to help you find current SL 5 applications : As of today, the two only samples available are two 3D applications, one of them being a Rubik's Cube I initially wrote...
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    IE 9 helped me find a bug...

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    I have been using a homemade Internet explorer band to track ebay auctions in IE (mostly dedicated chess computers and calculators) and this band (based on a windows form) has been working fine in several versions of IE. Yesterday, I installed IE9 and...
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    Article d'introduction à Windows Identity Foundation dans le dernier Programmez!

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    Windows Identity Foundation est un ensemble de bibliothèques .NET facilitant la gestion de la fédération d'identité dans les sites asp.net. Le dernier numéro de Programmez! (139) contient un petit article que j'ai écrit...
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    Restoring VS 2010 Dialogs

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    Two weeks ago, I installed Windows 7 x64 and VS 2010 on my new Lenovo laptop. A few days later, VS2010 "Open Project" and "Add Reference" dialogs did not open anymore ! I still could create new projects as well as open existing ones from the shell but...
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    I wish I could assist to Mix 10

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    Cool sessions, cool tools : http://live.visitmix.com/News/Exclusive-Windows-Phone-7-Series-Offer-for-MIX10-Attendees-WP7
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    Install VS 2010 Beta 2 on a dual boot Macbook Pro

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    For a developer, last week's big event was more the availability of VS 2010 beta 2 than Windows 7, which have been installed on my laptop for already several months. So I downloaded the iso from msdn web site and tried to intall it.... without success...
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    Wiki-OS Silverlight Edition : Develop Silverlight Applications directly in your Browser and share them with one click !

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    The Silverlight Edition of Wiki-OS is now online. Wiki-OS is an online environment that lets you write, build, execute, and share open-source Silverlight applications without ever leaving the web browser. It simulates an operating system running...
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    My Favourite Wiki-OS Demo

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    One of the coolest features of Wiki-OS is the possibility to access the source of an application, do some changes, recompile it and tests the changes without having to close the application (ok, if you change the layout of a window, you'll have to close...
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    Article sur Visual C++ dans le dernier Programmez! Hors série sur .Net

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    Le dernier numéro hors série de Programmez! sur .NET contient un article que j'ai écrit sur le VC Feature Pack pour Visual Studio 2008.
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    XNA 3 CTP = XNA for Zune

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    The first CTP of XNA Game Studio 3.0 is now available ! This CTP only targets Windows and Zune and only supports 32 bits edition of Windows, but it is already great to be able to develop games for Zune ! I have ported my Xna Chess game from Xbox 360...
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    Nouvel article dans Programmez!

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    Le dernier numéro hors série de Programmez! sur .NET contient un article que j'ai écrit cet été sur le développement pour Pocket PC avec .NET. Il s'appuie sur une petite application de gestion d'une base de Bandes Dessinées que j'ai écrite pour l'occasion...
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    Silverlight and dedicated chess computers

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    I have rewritten my Atlas Wooden Chess Computer comparer in Silverlight. I wanted to use only Silverlight 1.0 which is very close to release now and not Silverlight 1.1 which is still in early stage. I looked at the samples already existing on the...
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    Fruit 2.3.1 pour CEBoard

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    J'ai profité de mes vacances pour porter la dernière version de Fruit sur Pocket PC en tant que moteur pour CEBoard . Cette version supporte les End Game Table Bases et pourrait bien être le plus fort programme d'échecs disponible à ce jour pour Pocket...
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    XNA Chess pour XBox 360

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    Lorsque XNA Game Studio Express est sorti, je me suis dit que j'allais développer un jeu d'échecs pour Xbox 360. Comme les jeux d'échecs sur PC sont maintenant toujours constitués d'une interface graphique et d'un moteur indépendant, j'ai décidé de transposer...
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    XNA Panic Game

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    L'annonce de XNA Game Studio Express en août dernier m'a incité à essayer de développer mon premier jeu d'arcade, cela faisait longtemps que je rêvais de pouvoir développer pour mes XBox. Voici donc XNA Panic qui est un remake d'un jeu de borne d'arcade...
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    Transmission d'entités entre client et Service Web

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    Entrée supprimée car trop longue.... va être remise sur http://www.zanchetta.fr
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    CEBoard 2.0

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    CEBoard is a chess tool for Pocket PC.It's main purpose is game viewing and editing. It fully supports the PGN standard (including variations). The two main features of the 2.0 release are : multi-criteria, multi-file search hosting of chess...
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    Scrabble duplicate for Pocket PC

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    I've put on my web site ( http://www.zanchetta.net/pocketPC/default.aspx?page=srabblce.htm ) an English version of my Scrabble Duplicate program for Pocket PC. The web page is in French but the program is fully translated and uses the English Dictionary...
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    Tâches Aujourd'hui 1.2 disponible

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    J'ai déposé sur mon site ( http://www.zanchetta.net/pocketpc ) une nouvelle version de TâchesAujourd'hui. Elle gère maintenant les tâches Terminées.
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