I'm a massive fan of
Microsoft Live Writer when it comes to writing blogs. Why you might ask? Because it works with tons of blog engines. The MSDN blogs are done with Community Server while others have personal blogs that range from
BlogEngine.NET and countless…
Microsoft launched a new contest called RoboChamp which is a simulated robotics competition.
By using Robotics Developer Studio 2008, you have the ability to write code or use an xbox 360 controller.
If you need some help getting started, RoboChamps has a
detailed instructions area.
Kevin Hoffman sent in an email
regarding a flippin sweet project on CodePlex called CLINQ. It stands for continuous LINQ and is a .Net 3.5 extention. As changes occur in the source of your query, the result set is continuously re-evaluated to maintain consistency and accuracy. It was
Ever have a video file that you want to play in Silverlight or Flash but couldn't get it to play? Fear not!
Arinhere on Code Project has done a release showing just how to do transcoding using FFMPEG in VB.Net. Another individual made
this work in c# too!
Ever wanted to do capture a webcam data stream and save it to a WMV file?
The UberDemo blog over at the MSDN blogs shows you how to accomplish just this. They had to create a Cirque du Soleil demo for MIX '08 and shows the basics on how to do this. They do note this isn't a production quality…
Over at Code Project,
Eric Haddan created a very nice API to burn CDs and DVDs. He uses the IMAPI v2.0 to be able to do this complex ability. Eric talks about some of the issues he had to accomplish this with .Net along with how he solved it. In the article also he talks
about the classes and…
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…
FluidKit is a great open-source kit for WPF applications. One of the new features in the kit is called
ElementFlow which recreates some effects from another company who's logo may or may not be an Apple.
In addition to just the element flow stuff, FluidKit has a few other cool tricks up its…
VB Team has a great article on snippets. Well, first off, what exactly is a snippet? It is a bit of code you constantly use over and over again. A great example is a property. If I start typing "Pro"
Then I'll get:
The green fields are called "snippet…