# June, 2010

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• #### Slightly different: C-language programming in Visual Studio 2010

Up to now, I have been focused on programming using the VS Express for Windows Phone. But for something completely different, I thought that I would include a bit on the C-Language capabilities of Visual Studio. I made a brief video on how to use C...
• #### Simply Using Matrixes in your projects

Let’s take a look at how to manipulate matrixes.  Multiply two 3X3 matrixes would look like the following: Nothing fancy, this is one of the reasons that pre-computer engineers and scientists looked for calculators and computational systems to solve...
• #### Random thoughts on Randomness

Attempting to be very random, I have been thinking about what a Random number is.  One way to generate a random number would be to calculate the number PI out to 1,000,000 digits and then roll a number of dice.  From the result of the dice roll...
• #### BoundingBox.Intersects versus rectangle.Intersect

BoundingBox.Intersects versus rectangle.Intersect: In 2D the use of rectangle is very simple to use, bounding box is some what of an overkill. I try to make the difference clear in this article. In the code for the example HelloXNAFramework , a collision...
• #### XNA 4.0: Moving PinkGirl around using the mouse

Share this post, pretty please! : You might be thinking: “How do I move my game characters around?”  Let’s talk about moving characters, I think about movement in the following manner: Your game program needs to move the characters/actors/objects...
• #### XNA 4.0 & Win Phone: Fixing that mouse start up state

In my previous posts, PinkGirl hides at the top of the screen upon start-up.  That’s weird, but it can be fixed. First of all, keep in mind that we are using rectangles and textures, no vectors at this time, and we are not using any class construction...
• #### XNA 4.0: Planet Boy responds to multi-touch on the Win Phone emulator

In my past few posts, I have shown how to create a really, really simple game, it isn’t all that fun, but with the exception of scoring and writing on the screen, it shows most of the simple elements that can be used in a game.  After an excellent...
• #### Video on how to build your first phone app/game

In a follow on to the previous blogs about the Win Phone, I have included a video that shows how to: Use the Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Add Code Make small variations that you test (how the color of a rectangle impacts the...
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