Wot u do with .net

All the fun things you can do with .net from extending Media Centre to robotics to game development.

October, 2009

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    Aspire Ferrari One – rocks. A netbook as netbooks should be

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    My latest purchase is an Acer Ferrari One netbook. This is a netbook like no other and the way netbooks should be! It is the same size as the current restricted Atom 11.6” screen netbooks, with 1366x768 res - but this one runs the AMD Athlon X2 L310 processor...
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    Software changes the world – be proud to be part of it

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    One of the joys of working for Microsoft is the real world citizenship. That sounds really corporate, but what I mean is the ability to stand up and do the right thing. Microsoft of course does lots locally and internationally as befits a successful company...
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    Widget development in Windows Mobile 6.5

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    I had two sessions to present at Over The Air 09 . The first was all about the new Widget runtime included in Windows Mobile 6.5 . The runtime brings a Microsoft implementation of W3C Widget support to Windows Mobile for the first time. Our implementation...
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    sidebar: Project Mobile AR

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    As discussed at the recent OTA09 event, I’m working to build out an AR platform on Windows Mobile.  This is a ‘skunk works’ project filling my waking hours between work and the family. Currently, I’m exploring the DirectShow capabilities of the Windows...
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    Windows 7 application UI enhancements

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    Heya, how’s it going? If you have Windows applications built using .Net you may be wondering how to add all the cool new Windows 7 taskbar and common dialog features? These are all accessible as native api but we’re in .Net dude – looks like we’re pinvoking...
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    Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

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    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack . The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application...
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    XNA 3.1 install onto Windows 7

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    I nuked my machines to move up to a clean build of Windows 7 RTM. In rebuilding them I hit a snag with the XNA3.1 install. The install would start and then rollback just after the redistributables copy started. To overcome this issue I set the runtime...
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    Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

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    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your...
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