Engaging with rich media—whether watching a movie, video chatting, or playing music—is one of the most prevalent and enjoyable things we do on our PCs today. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/06/08/building-a-rich-and-extensible-media-platform.aspx
In this episode of the
Brian Peek interviews
Jeremiah Morrill who has written
WPF MediaKit, an amazing library to quickly build DirectShow and MediaFoundation media player controls in WPF. It's amazingly powerful and, as a developer, can be used with just a few lines of…
For the longest time, I've been baffled by the concept of sound in computing. How in the world is sound store? How is it played back? In classic Coding4Fun style, we'll learn by doing in this article—by building a wave oscillator application.
I cover the basics of this article in…
This article explains how to write pixel shaders for the Microsoft Silverlight and WPF platform with HLSL, as well as how to write an extensible Silverlight application for shader demos.
Almost 10 years ago,
Microsoft announced DirectX 8.0, including the huge real-time computer…
This article demonstrates how easy it is to enable managed applications to finally talk back using Microsoft's Speech API (SAPI).
Software: Visual Studio Express Editions
Ever wondered what's behind a visualization? This is your opportunity to learn something
new because there are only a couple of Windows Media Player Visualizations that deliver source code. You'll learn to build a new visualization with Visual C++ 2005 Express (you won't even require a…
A little about ray-tracing... Ray-tracing works sort of like a camera in real life, but in reverse. With a camera (or your eyes, for that matter), rays of light from the environment enter the lens and hit the film/digital
chip/meaty eye cells. Something magical happens where the light…
In this episode I talk to Danny Riddell and Luigi Rosso, CEO and CTO of
Archetype. Archetype is a rich internet application (RIA) development and design shop. They provide both products and development/design services using Silverlight and Flash with .NET and SQL Server…
In this article, I'll demonstrate how to create a post-processing effect to turn 3D renders into ASCII Art.
Code It: http://xnaascii.codeplex.com/
Run It: http://xnaascii.codeplex.com/
Time Required: 1-4 hours
This article demonstrates how to use a smartphone running Windows Mobile 5 to remotely control a host machine running Windows Media Center. I will describe how to create an add-in application that runs within Windows Media Center, and how to create a Windows
Mobile 5 application that you can use…