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…
Visual Studio 2005 Express is the most comprehensive and full- featured interactive development environment (IDE) released to date. As part of the product mix, Microsoft has announced a series of Express editions, which make this power available to anyone
for almost no investment. In…
Adam Kinney created a fun example squishing bugs to show off Silverlight 4.0's webcam support. He created simple motion detection using a diff
calculation on multiple threads to figure out where his finger was to smooth the bugs! Here is a video showing off the project.
If you want to…
For a few projects, I've been looking around on how to do some photoshop style effects and remembered Silverlight and WPF have shaders!
My hunt both started and ended with Nokola's Silverlight tool
Pastel, Old Photo (LOMO effect), and pencil sketch
Light Saturation (his…
Charles Petzold blogged about a rather interesting, while geeky, topic a bit ago about
non-affine transforms. I personally had to look up what that exactly meant, but what it allowed
Charles to create create curved slider bars with WPF.
Charles has a 2D shown to your right, my left, XAML…
I came across Habib Heydarian's blog and he has one of the coolest tips I've seen in a while with debugging.
Habib shows how to debug an application without actually running it.
He uses the Immediate Window (Debug –> Windows –> Immediate Window) to actually create an instance of the Window…
Ever want to have your
Christmas lights rock out?
Brian Peek has written a great article showing off how to
animate your Christmas lights for Coding 4 Fun using some Phidget Relays, some code, and some electrical parts.
With enough time and effort, you'll be able to rock them out in sync with…
If you actually know what I just said, you know it is
Leetspeak. Now if you really want to, Adam Lindsay created LOLCODE. I seriously can't stop laughing at some of the expressions and operators for this "language".
Here is an example for getting a file.
CAN HAS STDIO?
Benjamin Nitschke released
Rocket Commander for XNA with full source code. The game requires Direct X Dec2006 along with the XNA Framework. On an xbox 360, it runs about 60 frames per second with full screen antialiasing. Benjamin goes on to explain the pro's and con's of porting
to XNA also.…
Beth Massi has done something I know some of you C4F readers have been asking for.
Beth developed a quick and easy way to query a web site with LINQ to XML. One of the commenter pointed out also you can do a
HTML to XHTML conversion with this tool.
The trick to doing this is loading the HTML…