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Have you hated how WPF has blurry text depending on what happens? Well, .Net 4.0 and WPF 4.0 fixes that. If you try out a version after Visual Studio 2010 beta 2, you can use these fixes as well. The MSDN
Text blog outlines how to fix your text and the why / how of some of the blurriness. A…
Tim Heuer found an interesting article by
Adam Cooper on Silverlight and adding in support for your mouse's scroll wheel.
To do so, it pretty painless with Adam's helper class.
<ScrollViewer x:Name="MyScroller" Width="300" Height="100"…
Mohammad Dayyan created a great example of an analog clock in WPF. It shows how to do a few basics of WPF such as XAML, rotation transforms and using the Dispatcher object to update the user interface.
Here is a quick bit of sample code from Mohammad's application.
I was at Fabio Pedrosa's blog and I noticed
Fabio had a post on how to do WPF blurring and it was shockingly simple. Here is the code from his site to produce the image on the right.
Brian Peek interviews Arian Kulp for the Coding4Fun Show on Coding4Fun TV! Brian chats about our
MEF Utility Runner application.
You'll see us at C4F leveraging the MEF Utility Runner framework more in upcoming articles.
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…
Adam Kinney did a pretty neat port of a flash application that
creates an effect that gives an image like it was torn and crumpled up in Silverlight using the WriteableBitmapEx.
Blitting is the act of blending multiple images together. More about the
BLIT operation can be found at Wikipedia.…
Ever have a video file that you want to play in Silverlight or Flash but couldn't get it to play? Fear not!
Arinhere on Code Project has done a release showing just how to do transcoding using FFMPEG in VB.Net. Another individual made
this work in c# too!
Dan Waters has created an
tutorial about how to create a XNA video game from scratch. I'm not talking just source, he talks about creating 3D models, texturing, creating audio, and more. Dan has 12 chapters all with videos and provides the
source code including audio, textures, and models. Be…