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  • Blog Post: C# Language Specifications: Building DLLs and Consuming them, yum!

    In C# you get relief from using #include and header files, although I don’t really have a problem with using the header files in C++, the complied assembly are self describing which means that code and metadata are generated during compilation.  In the specification paragraph 1.2 discusses the Program...
  • Blog Post: Preparing for Windows 8 App Review

    I recently went through the Windows 8 App Review for a game I am working on.  What I found out: WACK The application passed the WACK test, an automatic test that tests the inner workings of you project.  What I round is that the fails are not “linear” so look for things that cause other errors...
  • Blog Post: Yippee just wrote my Hello World XAML/C++ app, now I am an expert at WinRT!

    After spending most of the last 20 years looking for the intellisense after I hit a period, the XAML/C++ was a bit of surprise, not much though.  It isn’t clear how this works unless you have worked through the SimpleBlogReader. Here is what I did to create my Hello World app using XAML and C++...
  • Blog Post: In WinRT is C++ really C++ or just some phony thing that looks like C++?

    Let’s face it, C++ is getting a little boring as is. But to deviate from the C++ spec is evil. What to do? Well if the language compiles like C++ specified language is that enough? Here is the explanation from the Dev Center site: Visual C++ in Visual Studio 11 for Windows 8 Consumer Preview...
  • Blog Post: Free and easy Animation design in XNA

    In my previous blog, I showed you how to use a pre-built class to generate animations that move like a Gif, mainly because I have not shown you how to move the image. But reviewing the code, it seemed somewhat complicated, which means I didn’t quite get it, maybe you did. So when that happens I...
  • Blog Post: Blend 5 and Visual Studio 11: Awesome

    If you download and install Blend 5 and Visual Studio 11 you will find these tools totally awesome.  However, make sure to not load them on Windows 7, Vista or XP, they don’t work on those operating systems. To get the operating system that these products will run on, you will need to go to this...
  • Blog Post: 10 fresh links about Silverlight 5, Is Silverlight 5 Dead? Really?

    Michael Crump , find out more about Michael at his profile: http://www.silverlightshow.net/Profile/mbcrump.aspx And frankly, Silverlight 5 blogs are the highest numbers of any blog entries that I do, so there is interest in it.  I think it is time to pick up a positive tude about Silverlight! ...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010: C#, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Burn before reading

    This is a follow on to the post at: Office 2010: C# and Office! Secret stuff. Strictly burn before reading Deploying Your Solutions: Deploying Office Solutions: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386179.aspx Preparing Computers to Run or Host Office Solutions: http://msdn...
  • Blog Post: Lamda, Lamdee, Lamduh: Delegate first and then do the Lambda

    So you take your Java classes, you take your C++ classes and you take that data class, then you take that Operating System class that is cranking hard.  Now you are having fun with a great job and some boson shows the boss that it is much more efficient to write code using Lamda Expressions. ...
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