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May, 2013

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    Using XAML to write Windows 8 Games - Part 2

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    If I was a cheesy marketing-type person, I'd said that "XAML stands for 'XAML Assists My Life', but thankfully I'm not and I'd be much happier if you never mentioned that in my presence. No, XAML is the "eXtensible Application Mark-up Language", and we...
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    Using XAML to write Windows 8 Games - Part 1

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    For my next Windows 8 app, I wanted to switch from JavaScript/HTML and try C#/XAML instead. XAML is one of those things which seems like it's going to be horrifically complicated, but actually it's something you've probably already used before without...
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    Mouse events in Windows 8 JavaScript apps

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    Just a quick one today. I spent too long trying to find the JavaScript equivalent of adding an OnWheelChanged event to a control in XAML - I was updating my astronomy app with the ability to skip through time by scrolling the wheel. With so many flavors...
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