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.
I the only one warming up their soldering iron? I posted a bit ago on being able to do a
Windows 7 sensor with a parallax board, but Brian Jepson (@bjepson) of
MAKE and O'Reilly helped port that driver into a more generic driver that works with Arduino!
Right now there is one Arduino sketch…
Coding4Fun is in attendance at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference! We are demoing 5 projects that will have full how-to's and will be open-sourced as well. Drinktendr, Mind Blaster, Laser Graffiti, Augmented Reality, and Wi-Fi Warthogs are
powered by .Net, XNA, WPF, Ling2Sql,…
Kudos to Valentin Iliescu for his
Valil.Chess game on Code Project written with Visual C# 2005 Express Edition. Valentin's work is appreciated by the coding community as evidenced by 1) a 4.85 out of 5.00 rating on Code Project (impressed much), 2) nearly 82,000 views, and 3) the November
With every year, the Coding4Fun team has come up with a small army of gift ideas. Here's our list of gift ideas sorted by price, starting from the freebies (things you should just have installed on your PC) all the way to up to gifts that are $500.
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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…
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…
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…
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"…