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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Quick tips for porting a XAML Split App to Windows 8.1

    If you have an app in the Windows Store already, and you used the Split App (XAML) template as the basis of your app, you’ll notice that the VS2013 compiler complains when you retarget the project to Windows 8.1 and build it: Warning: 'Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.DataPackage.SetUri(System.Uri...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Video: Mapping your location in Windows 8 apps

    If you’re writing a Windows Store app, you may want to display the user’s location on a map. This two-minute video shows you how to do it with C#/XAML: How to display your location on a Bing Map. Even if you’re using JavaScript or C++/CX to write your Store app, these steps are handy. This video is the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Posterpedia app is available in the Windows Store

    Martin McClean has long been the Keeper of the Posters over in the Windows Server business unit, and now he’s teamed up with Brian Lich to produce this beautiful Windows Store app, Server Posterpedia . They make C#/XAML sing and dance, bringing a sleek pan-and zoom user experience to the giant posters...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Emotiv Engine Client Library is posted at CodePlex

    I finally got my act together and posted the code for my EmoEngineClientLibrary , which is a C# wrapper around the DotNetEmotivSDK.dll assembly that ships with the Emotiv SDK . Browse the source code Browse the documentation overview You may recall this code library from such blog posts as: Kinect-Emotiv...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch

    Loyal readers know that I’m enthusiastic about the Windows Phone developer story, so here are some events to help you get started with Phone 7. You can register here: www.msdnevents.com/wp7 . The official word: Windows Phone 7 offers a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Get...
  • Blog Post: Don Burnett compares iPhone development to Phone 7

    Providing a nice follow-up to my recent post on modern programming environments , Don Burnett compares the developer experience for Apple’s iPhone to Microsoft’s Phone 7. Windows Phone comes out on top, as Don explains in this nice slide deck. iPhone versus windows phone 7 coding View more presentations...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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