for some XNA help? Shawn Hargreaves's blog has a bunch of answers questions like anisotropic filtering, mipmapping, and texture filtering.
If you're not sure what mipmapping is, it is precalculating a copy of an image that is smaller than the original. This way you control the rendering…
Simon Hoade liked how Windows had 3D photo stacks and wanted to recreate the effect.
He shows how he used threads and calling WPF code from a web server without actually having a WPF application!
He mentioned he used two tutorials also that helped aid him.…
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…
If you have a PowerShell script that you need run from your application and didn't know quite how to accomplish the feat, Cody Batt has an example of doing this at DevX.
Cody goes in and talks about about calling PowerShell with a quick example of getting the running processes.
The process of…
The ASP.Net team has just announced a new free service for the public to use. If you have a website that uses jquery or the ASP.Net Ajax libraries, you can leverage our content delivery network (CDN) servers.
To implement this, on your website you just need to replace your current jquery script…
Want to see how to do some neat stuff on the Zune HD?
Development Prerequisites (install in this order):
Visual Studio (non-express) or Visual C# 2008 Express (download)
XNA Game Studio 3.1 (download)
XNA Game Studio Zune Extensions (download)
Dan waters is also blogging about creating a…
Dave Cook has created an interesting
write up on the Netflix API. Netflix has a web service API model so you do need an internet connection to leverage this.
He currently has 4 articles from the simple to the complex.
Accessing the Title Catalog
Accessing Subscriber Account…
As popfly is getting shut down August 31st, they released the game engine under the Ms-Pl. If you used the
Popfly Game Downloader we released a few weeks back to grab your games, there's also instructions on how to crack them open and grab the data files. Which means you may be able
Damien Guard has created a nice little
cheat sheet for LINQ 2 SQL. Damien even went the extra yard and put it in both VB.Net and C# since the syntax is slightly different for each.
If you haven't tried LINQ2SQL, it is pretty powerful. Stuff that typically would have been a bit more complex…