Since we last chatted about DreamSpark, a lot has changed! We've officially rolled out High School support and is still open to college students and we've made it available in 110 countries! We have a
small armada of free training in DreamSpark and MCTS exam vouchers (first come first served,…
If you're on Windows 7 and would like to develop some applications that leverage some of the new APIs built into the upcoming operating system, we have you covered with some Interop samples.
Current 3 are:
Task bar Windows Touch Sensors And Location
Go forth and do marvelous things.
Ben Nadel created an excellent video post (warning, semi-long at 1.75hr) that covers pretty much all aspects of JQuery.
Jeremiah Morrill created an amazing media kit for WPF nicely named
WPF Media Kit on CodePlex. In addition to just video, the kit comes with a MediaElement replacement, a VideoCaptureElement for web cams and a DVDPlayerElement that plays DVDs and supports interactive menus.
He shows off a quick…
Bruno Terkaly's blog has 10 lessons on how to debug an application.
Bruno's first lesson is a debug recap and a general how to debug within Visual Studio.
Why use a debugger when I can just do simple outputs to verify? You have to remove message box calls to make your code production worthy. …
If you ever wondered how to build tetris, fear no longer. The
Small Basic team has a sample of Tetris in SmallBasic. The post has all the source in their blog posting and can just be cut and copied to a fully functional game.
You can grab Small Basic over at DevLabs on MSDN.
Over at the
Mix labs, they've released Descry. They have 4 separate visuals that are all
open source and can be found over at CodePlex.
The Obesity Epidemic addresses concerns about the ever growing obesity problem in the U.S. We utilize Silverlight to show Tee-Shirt sizes as a way to help…
DevZoo has created a
sample on how to make your application single instance only. DevZoo's example also includes some neat features like finding the current instance and activating it along with if the
instance is in the system tray, to maximize it!
DevZoo uses what is known as a Mutex to pull…
Chris Pietschmann created a simple port scanner using VB.Net. The interesting thing with the scanner is it uses ThreadPool class to help queue up work
units! This means is the work is executed asynchronously and in an orderly fashion. Over all, great example of network scanning and threading.…
Mike Hurnaus may have saw “Honey, I shrunk the kids!” when he thought this idea up. Mike built a what may be the
world's largest Windows Media Center remote control.
How Mike created the pad is rather smart, he ordered some Dance Dance revolution mats and used an adapter to hook them into his…