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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! ...
18 Oct 2013
Preparing for Windows 8.1 RTM: Correct link to make USB Drive Bootable and load the ISO
The Win 8.1 RTM is not available yet , but you might want to prepare for 8.1 by downloading and installing 8.1 Preview. There is an issue, if you try to find out how to make an USB drive bootable, there are a lot of ways to do so, but the easiest way is to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool...
3 Sep 2013
Move to Windows 8.1 or stay on Windows 8? Move to VS 2013 or stay on VS 2012?
I would recommend anyone reading this blog make the move on a “non-production” computer immediately. I have transitioned my “production” machine and surface RT, and I am not having any problems. Ok, the SurfaceRT seems to have a connection problem with my WiFi when I am downstairs in the...
5 Aug 2013
VS 2013, C++: STL changes to meet C++/11 specs, Explicit conversion operators
Explicit conversion operators <<Link C++ allows explicit type conversion using syntax similar to the function-call syntax. Form: simple-type-name ( expression-list ) A simple-type-name followed by an expression-list enclosed in parentheses constructs an object of the specified type using the specified...
5 Aug 2013
Four videos on DirectX using Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013
Innovations in High Performance 2D Graphics with DirectX Great performance is a huge driver of satisfaction and user preference with apps. Direct2D powers high-performance, 2D graphics rendering in Windows. In this video, learn how to use new Direct2D features and performance advancements to achieve...
2 Aug 2013
Freaking Angels Baseball and Backing up your stuff on Win 8.1
Freaking Angels which is a baseball team here in Southern California lose after getting a 4 point lead and they lose by a lot, Texas Rangers 14, Angels 11. Oh well, it wasn’t a boring game. Not that I watched, I just like the statistics. But what does this have to do with Backing up your stuff...
31 Jul 2013
Where are the tabs in Internet Explorer 11?
Darn it, I swipe from the top and no tabs. I right click and no tabs. Oh wait a minute, they show up on the bottom now! Sort of missed that initially. Duh! They look like this, handy if you are using a tablet for sure, the image below this one shows the Address bar: And here...
31 Jul 2013
In Windows 8.1 store how do I find a specific category of Apps?
When I use the new Windows 8.1 Store, just how do I find App categories? This is easy, simply swipe down from the top and you will see an Bar at the top appear, the second screen below this one is what the Store app looked like on July 30, 2013 What the Store might look just before you found...
31 Jul 2013
Cool=VS 2013: What’s new for C++
Hey wait a minute, is this only a year since VS 2012? Yep, that would be correct, and VS 2013 is like 3 years past suddenly. So what is cool about VS 2013 is that C++ is being simply AWESOME. Ok, C++ is never AWESOME, but let’s pretend it is. What’s new for the brave Windows Store Developers...
30 Jul 2013
In case you get this: We couldn't get your developer license for Windows 8.1 Preview. Our Server is unavailable right now. Please try again later.
Yep really excited about Visual Studio 2013, except for…Having to rebuild my system yesterday because of what appears to be a bad install/uninstall with VS 2013. For some reason during my installation I did an uninstall of Visual Studio 2013, not sure why, got distracted by a shiny object. As...
30 Jul 2013
Ok, ok, Windows 8.1 is freaking awesome, did I really need that new "start" button thing on the task bar?
Oh whine, whine, whine, but seriously folks, I now have the following to get to the Start Screen: A start button physically plastered on my laptop, surface RT and Windows RT device Swipe from the right touch Windows icon Press windows Key+c Mouse and touch the mouse cursor to the left...
29 Jul 2013
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