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Visual Studio “14” CTP is available
Download here . Remember that this is a CTP and isn’t meant for production environments; please install in a test environment with no earlier versions of Visual Studio installed. Eric Battalio says: Here are some resources which may be useful as you try out the Visual Studio “14” CTP, released yesterday...
5 Jun 2014
Weathr, a 3D weather app: code sample in C++, DirectX, and XAML
Thomas Petchel knocked this out in his spare time: While working on the Hilo C++ project, I really wanted to further explore the intersection among C++, DirectX, and XAML in the context of a Windows Store app. A 3D weather app seemed novel (I've never seen one before) yet doable (arguably easier to implement...
16 Dec 2013
First look: Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview SDK
Longtime readers know that I have great enthusiasm for the Kinect sensor as a revolutionary NUI technology. Now I can report that I was accepted to the Developer Preview program, and my new Kinect for Windows sensor arrived today. The packaging goes out of its way to make you feel special: when the box...
27 Nov 2013
DirectX game templates for Visual Studio are posted
Get them here . Are you creating a game for the Windows Store? If you’re looking for high-performance, you’ll need to code it in C++ and DirectX. These project templates give you a big head start: The Windows Developer Content DirectX game learning template sample extends the basic DirectX app template...
25 Nov 2013
Developing games for Windows 8? Start here.
Following up on Shai Hinitz’s post, Developing Windows Store games , the Dev Center is hosting new guidance for creating Windows 8 games , in time for GDC 2013 . You’ll find: Prepare your Windows Store DirectX game programming environment Add Windows Store features for DirectX 11.1 games Prepare your...
22 Mar 2013
Introducing Windows Store App Labs for app builders
From the Windows 8 app developer blog : Windows Store App Labs are in more than 30 cities around the world for all app builders – developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Check out and test the newest Windows 8 devices. Get technical guidance from Windows 8 experts. Get design guidance from leading...
24 Oct 2012
Kinect For Windows SDK beta is posted
Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta . NUI geeks rejoice! The noncommercial Kinect SDK beta is available from Microsoft Research. Skeleton-tracking provided by the Kinect For Windows SDK beta. Get documentation here . Here are the code samples that you get: Sample code files are included in the...
16 Jun 2011
Modern programming: A tale of four frameworks
After starting my new job in Core OS, it became clear that I would need to brush up on my old COM-programming skills, which I haven’t used in about, oh, eight years. It’s been all .NET Framework since I hired on as a full-time employee at MSFT. A good place to get acquainted with the COM world is the...
7 Jul 2010
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