XNA Game Studio 3.1 has just been released!
Download XNA GS 3.1 and check out the
walkthrough for upgrading your old projects to v3.1! For a more in-depth overview of what is new in 3.1, head to
A quick overview of what is new:…
Kim Major is working on a rather neat item for Visual Studio. He is working on using speech recognition to program with Visual Studio!
They are looking for some feedback and if you want to, please
post some over here.
Robozzle is a Silverlight game that helps teach players the art of programming logic through a series of fun and challenging community-created puzzles. What's more, the game is "community sourced" meaning not only can
you contribute new levels - but actually help expand the game and…
If you've ever had a WPF application and wanted a notify icon in your system tray, you've had to import the System.Windows bits. This always seemed to me as a hack to get it but at least I could do. Fear not anymore,
Philipp Sumi has created a WPF NotifyIcon component!
Features at a…
Cem Sisman created a ASP.Net image cropping control for the JQuery plugin,
ASP.Net Sample (with IE8, run in compatibility mode)
ASP.Net Fixed Ratio (with IE8, run in compatibility mode)
Jcrop Preview Thumbnail
Jcrop Live Demo
Matthew Paulson has a quick and dirty write up on…
Ever wonder how to build a chess game?
Jacques Fournier has built a c# chess game with a built in game import engine.
Jacques's version has the following features:
Visual interface Multiple difficulty levels Database of book openings Loading / saving of game Undo / redo functions Reversing…
Ever see text following a path and wonder how they did that?
Silverzine shows you how to make text that will follow a circular path and rotate.
SilverZine uses Expression Blend to accomplish this tutorial. They talk about how to keyframe it, space items out, and use the render transform…
Michael Ceranski has an article over at
Code Project about recreating the classic game Frogger in Silverlight.
Michael goes in about creating sprites, collision detection, and animation. He created lanes for the traffic in design time then made them transparent when the application loaded. …
Ever see a website with some amazing effects but no clue how they got them? Chances are they used a framework like jQuery. Glimmer is a WPF-based Windows application that allows you to easily create interactive elements on your web pages by harnessing
the power of the jQuery library. Without…
Yochay Kiriaty has a blog post about
developing for the Windows 7 task bar.
Yochay goes one by one on the demos. The included demos are:
Web Browser IM Client Document Reader Main Demo
The main demos demonstrates how to handle a multitude of basic functionality.
The samples and .Net…