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…
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.…
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?
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…
Feeling a bit lost with Visual Studio 2008 Express? Don't worry, we've got our crossing guard badges
and created videos MSDN to help out!
From the basic tours of creating your first application to using
LINQ (pronounced link)! There will be more videos added in the future too. If you have a…
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…
I couldn't solve the easy version of the Rubik's cube, maybe with a hammer I'll be able
to solve the Cube21 sided version.
Pavel Šavara however solved the Cube21 programmatically with C++, CLI, WPF, SQL, WCF, and ASP + Ajax. Pavel goes into some detail on his methods and math on…