Reading a post by Phil Haack, I learned about a neat technology called LESS that helps reduce the amount of CSS and duplicated code you have to create. It was
originally a Ruby Gem but now has a .Net port called .Less which can be found at
It lets you do some amazing things…
new episode of the
Coding4Fun Show has been posted over at
Channel 9. This time around,
Brian Peek discusses Natural User Interfaces (NUI) and multitouch programming with
Josh Blake. You'll see how Josh used multitouch and NUI principles to build his NaturalShow application, a PowerPoint…
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Brian Peek has updated his
WiiMote library to 1.8b1 with freshly added support for the MotionPlus add-on.
Taiko Drum Master's TaTaCon drum controller supported (Dean Herbert) Bare-bones Wii MotionPlus support (wiibrew.org, testing by Tyler Tolley)
WiimoteTest UI changed to add MotionPlus…
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…