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  • Blog Post: DirectX/C++/CX: MOD a C++ app using XML and do it quickly!

    Check out Fall Fury, this app is awesome and really works, although my brain did when I first tried to use it. You SLIDE the buttons not click them. Ok, enough about my dorkage, what do you think about my dorkage? “Modding” Fall Fury XMLand making people think you are brilliant! ...
  • Blog Post: Direct3D in Windows 8, extremely seriously simple code

    See my blog at: List of 6 things that can get you started with Game Design to get some ideas on how to get started with the DirectX 11 changes in Windows 8.  Also see Frank Luna’s book: 3D Game Programming with DirectX 11, with some changes using the links from that blog you should be able to work...
  • Blog Post: List of 5 questions about programing MetroRT and C++/CX or whatever

    Dang it, been avoiding C++ long enough that the Win8 reintroduction of C++ is actually interesting.  Like mowing the lawn on a warm day, interesting enough to go get a book and read it instead of mowing the lawn.  Well that is why I live in a Condo, just lazy I guess. Can you use XAML and C...
  • Blog Post: Missing in WinRT XAML: RichTextBox

    Hey what happened to the RichTextBox in WinRT/Metro XAML?  There is a RichTextBlock, but not RichTextBox, what the heck?  Is this bad?  Not to me, FlowDocuments seemed like a way to keep a paycheck coming since it just added to complexity in XAML.  Not a bad thing, but just saying...
  • Blog Post: List of 1 thing in Win8, Windows 8: Playing media files

    As I stated in my previous blog, App Bars and much of the documentation (read stuff I can reuse on my blog) hasn’t been written by the boffins in Redmond.  What is a boffin?  I have no idea and hope it isn’t an insult, but the British use the term to refer to smart, apparently a now defunct...
  • Blog Post: App Bars, a useful tool for your UI or a place to drown your Metro Sorrows?

    Don’t drink booze when you are sad.  Never a good idea, and especially don’t drink when sad and then drive.  That’s bad.  Dangerous.  Get a taxi in that case. However, App  Bars are fairly easy to use, if not to find the way to use them in the literature.  It would seem...
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