Walt Ritscher walks us through building a custom WPF Pixel Shader Effect using Shazzam, his latest creation. Along the lines of other useful tools mentioned, Kaxaml
and LINQPad, Shazzam is free to download and use. Props to Walt for generating both C#
and VB code for your Shader Effect.
Vladimir Milev and Todd Anglin show us the new Charting and Gauge controls from
Telerik. The Charts are very flexible and run in 2D and 3D mode, you can even use your own custom models for the 3D Charts.
The Gauges shown in the video are also now
available in Silverlight. Same API for both…
Pascal Bourque demonstrates a prototype of the next Datagrid from
Xceed. They've improved the datagrid by paying attention to perceived response times and adding some modern functionality like pinned headers and smooth scrolling, that handles flicks with a small amount of viscosity.
Jason Beres takes us on a journey through time and space using the new Timeline, Map and Zoombar controls from Infragistics.
The Timeline and Zoombar make an interesting pair when combined with two sets of historical data. I also like the point Jason makes about how this all done with…
SurfaceDJ from Vectorform was one of my favorite applications shown at PDC. Not only does it involve Multi-touch, Surface and music; but it is an example of a new form of collaborative application. Joe Engalan
and Markus Sheldon build up the music, keep it alive and then break it down in…
On a whirlwind tour of the IdentityMine booth provided by Kurt Brockett and Meg McAllister, we get to see their Surface Photo Sharing app, their Photo Slideshow app using
NextWindow touch screens and their AirHockey running on Windows 7.
Multi-touch was one of the big deals for me at PDC2008,…
You may not be able to write
Quake in .NET, but with the UT3 Bots Starter Kit you could write your Bot in .NET for Unreal Tournament 3. James Lissiak demonstrates how to write a simple Bot and the Silverlight-based visualization for real-time
On the last day of PDC, I caught up with Paul Dawson and Matthew Adams to discuss the work Conchango has done for Tesco, one of the largest online grocery retailer. The goal of the
WPF-based application is to redefine the experience of ordering groceries online and the preview is so impressive it…
In this video, I'm running a preview version of QuakeLight a Silverlight-based port of Quake. Its very impressive to see an old-school classic game come to life in Silverlight 2. Stunned, along with others, I interviewed
Julien Frelat about the story behind QuakeLight, coding techniques used and…
WPF 3.5 SP1 offers killer graphic capabilities that were demonstrated in the
last video with David Teitlebaum. In this video, David has dropped by to help us announce the
WPF Pixel Shader Effects Library. The library includes 23 Effects and 26 Transitions and is available with source code…