In this article, Brian Peek builds an application that will annoy your friends for April Fools' Day!
Less than 1 hour
Software: Visual Basic or Visual C# Express Editions
Ever need to do some zip file compression? Well, depending on what version of .Net you're using, it may not be there.
.Net 3.0 has support and lives in the System.IO.Packaging namespace. If you're not that cutting edge, you can use this clever work around that
Chris Sell points out by using the…
Are you the type that forgets to return books on time? Wish you could just keep an open tab at the local library? I know that I do! Instead of waiting for that email notice that arrives a week after the fact, this code
can help you keep on top of what's checked out, and what's…
Segway? That is so 1999. These
folks over in Britian created a 1 wheeled balancing skateboard. It uses a PIC controller, ADXRS300 Rate Gyro and a dual axis accelerometer. There is a youtube video also.
I think I found my new way of getting to work every day.
Zman from TheZBuffer.com shows you how to
get the Ting Tennis working on your Xbox 360. He also shows how to use the XInput API to get controller support. To get sound, he had to replace System.Media with the XACT audio API.
Here is the
link to the first article if you haven't had a chance to…
In this article, The ZMan walks through the final steps required to get TinyTennis, a Pong clone, running on your Xbox 360.
The ZMan (Andy Dunn)
Cost: Free (Creators Club membership required to deploy to Xbox, additional cost…
Brian Trautman created a way to
share his computer's clipboard amoung multiple computers with web services.
His approach helps get around firewalls, NAT and what not. This also allows a feature that I wish was in Remote Desktop, the ability to copy non-text data.
Matt Gertz is showing how to code Eucher in VB.net. What is Eucher? It is a trump style card game with 2 teams of 2 people. Wikipedia
has more history and the rules if you care.
Currently there are six parts on line and you can hit up the
VB Team blog and see if more are released.
Need a way to tell your friends that you're snowboarding this weekend and they should hit the slopes with
you? Don't worry, Paul-Valentin Borza has created an
event agent with Windows Live Messenger and Sharepoint.
With some API digging, clever ways of overriding security, and some XML, you…
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…