• alexpetr

    Creating a PowerPoint add-in that uses Kinect to move through slides

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    If you are interested in developing Kinect applications, you can start with the latest version of Kinect SDK, available here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows/develop/developer-downloads.aspx After installing the SDK, you might want...
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    CString and strcpy in VS 2008 and VC++ 6.0

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    I was faced with an interesting problem recently, which originated from a mix between the CString class and the C-style char* strings. An ocx (yes, apparently they are not extinct) component written in C++ was receiving a string from a .NET application...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and BuildEvents in addins

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    While testing the functionalities of the new Visual Studio 2012, I came across a scenario that seemed a little ambiguous and, at first glance, pointed to a bug. Let’s say that you create an add-in in VS 2010 and you need to have it perform different...
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    Windows 8 – style applications and WCF services

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    If you get yourself a developer account, you will be able to create Windows 8 – style applications with Visual Studio 2012. One of the first things I tried was to create a client for a WCF service. I created a simple application, with a command...
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    Creating an editable control on Custom Designers

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    A very interesting problem was proposed to me by Microsoft Partner, Dmitry Grigansky . The goal was to create a host designer and have an editable label control placed on it, having this article as a starting base: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine...
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