I know everyone has been playing with the beta of Visual Studio 2008 but you don't have to any longer! Visual Studio 2008 Express flavors have been released into the wild for everyone to enjoy.
Visual Basic Express Edition – productivity tool for first time or casual Windows programming
Every one knows (most) developers can't design. If it was left up to us, everything
would be command line with parameters that only a rocket scientist could understand.
Matt Berseth has helped create a version of the GridView that mimics the Yahoo User Interface grid. Not only does…
Always wonder what is the difference between the GPL, the Ms-PL, Creative Commons, and the MIT
software licenses are? Over at the
Code Project, they have a extremely easy to understand breakdown of software licenses.
Provides copyright protection Can be used in commercial applications Bug…
Matt Gertz over at the Visual Basic Team talks about
his big problem with shuffling music and starts on how to solve it. Matt's problem (and mine) is when you have your music on shuffle, the transitions could be too jarring. In this installment, he shows you the basics at writing code against…
Ever want to do writing recognition
on the Internet? Julia Lerman wrote an article for MSDN article that
demonstrates how you can use InkPresenter in the .Net framework with Silverlight. The interesting thing with the InkPresenter is you don't need a Tablet PC to use it. Plus you can use the
Jeff shows off the sample of getting the first 500…
Brian Peek has done something rather awesome, he built an
easy-to-use managed API for the wiimote.
He provides the full source along with a sample application on how to use the API.
Well, what does the API actually support? The classic controller, the state of the IR and acceleration, button…
No clue what "WPF/E" is?
Scott Guthrie goes on to explain, "It is a small client runtime that enables AJAX developers and designers to deliver richer, cross-platform, interactive web experiences. It will allow applications to go beyond what can be done with pure HTML today, and
a massive Invader Zim fan, I was shocked to see that a community member, Paul Oliver, made a game called N.A.M.E.
Paul has a few hints he posted such as:
No render targets. In a quick hacky attempt to get the game rendering horizontally instead of vertically we did a render of the whole…
If you have the Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller, you can use XInput to actually mount it as a controller exactly like an Xbox 360 USB controller.
Frets on Fire already has it working with a quick control map.
Here is the
download link from Microsoft (32bit) or the
64 bit edition here.