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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
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...
21 Oct 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
Video: Mapping your location in Windows 8 apps
7 Dec 2012
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...
21 Nov 2012
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
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...
26 Mar 2012
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...
29 Sep 2010
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...
26 Jul 2010
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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