at the Visual Basic blog,
Matt Gertz has a great post on hidden effects with loops on stuff you may not realize. He talks about how looping backwards versus forwards depending on the situation will drastically simplify your code or if you're looping and using the array.Count how
You guys want to try out the newest and greatest Visual Studio Express? The Visual Studio team just released VS 2010 Beta 2 for everyone to try out. It should be out in March, 2010 for the full version as well.
In this episode of the
Coding4Fun Show, 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 XAML. …
for some XNA help? Shawn Hargreaves's blog has a bunch of answers questions like anisotropic filtering, mipmapping, and texture filtering.
If you're not sure what mipmapping is, it is precalculating a copy of an image that is smaller than the original. This way you control the rendering…
Simon Hoade liked how Windows had 3D photo stacks and wanted to recreate the effect.
He shows how he used threads and calling WPF code from a web server without actually having a WPF application!
He mentioned he used two tutorials also that helped aid him.…
Rick Barraza has 3 amazing examples in Silverlight.
This example shows how to use pixel shader displacement with line drawing to create some amazing effects.
Rick talks about how to do dynamic visuals, why they matter. Vector Fields
This example shows how to…
If you have a PowerShell script that you need run from your application and didn't know quite how to accomplish the feat, Cody Batt has an example of doing this at DevX.
Cody goes in and talks about about calling PowerShell with a quick example of getting the running processes.
The process of…
The ASP.Net team has just announced a new free service for the public to use. If you have a website that uses jquery or the ASP.Net Ajax libraries, you can leverage our content delivery network (CDN) servers.
To implement this, on your website you just need to replace your current jquery script…
Want to see how to do some neat stuff on the Zune HD?
Development Prerequisites (install in this order):
Visual Studio (non-express) or Visual C# 2008 Express (download)
XNA Game Studio 3.1 (download)
XNA Game Studio Zune Extensions (download)
Dan waters is also blogging about creating a…