Clint Pearson created a flat database project over at CodePlex. Initially I wasn't sold on this but then after a few pokes at the source code, I realized it is actually fairly powerful. Clint implemented a table
solution for FlatDB which makes it far more powerful than a typical single…
Kudos to Valentin Iliescu for his
Valil.Chess game on Code Project written with Visual C# 2005 Express Edition. Valentin's work is appreciated by the coding community as evidenced by 1) a 4.85 out of 5.00 rating on Code Project (impressed much), 2) nearly 82,000 views, and 3) the November
Mohammad Dayyan created a great example of an analog clock in WPF. It shows how to do a few basics of WPF such as XAML, rotation transforms and using the Dispatcher object to update the user interface.
Here is a quick bit of sample code from Mohammad's application.
I was at Fabio Pedrosa's blog and I noticed
Fabio had a post on how to do WPF blurring and it was shockingly simple. Here is the code from his site to produce the image on the right.
Brian Peek has updated his
WiiMote library to 1.8b1 with freshly added support for the MotionPlus add-on.
Taiko Drum Master's TaTaCon drum controller supported (Dean Herbert) Bare-bones Wii MotionPlus support (wiibrew.org, testing by Tyler Tolley)
WiimoteTest UI changed to add MotionPlus…
new episode of the
Coding4Fun Show has been posted over at
Channel 9. This time around,
Brian Peek discusses Natural User Interfaces (NUI) and multitouch programming with
Josh Blake. You'll see how Josh used multitouch and NUI principles to build his NaturalShow application, a PowerPoint…
Have you hated how WPF has blurry text depending on what happens? Well, .Net 4.0 and WPF 4.0 fixes that. If you try out a version after Visual Studio 2010 beta 2, you can use these fixes as well. The MSDN
Text blog outlines how to fix your text and the why / how of some of the blurriness. A…
Tim Heuer found an interesting article by
Adam Cooper on Silverlight and adding in support for your mouse's scroll wheel.
To do so, it pretty painless with Adam's helper class.
<ScrollViewer x:Name="MyScroller" Width="300" Height="100"…
Brian Peek interviews Arian Kulp for the Coding4Fun Show on Coding4Fun TV! Brian chats about our
MEF Utility Runner application.
You'll see us at C4F leveraging the MEF Utility Runner framework more in upcoming articles.
Adam Kinney did a pretty neat port of a flash application that
creates an effect that gives an image like it was torn and crumpled up in Silverlight using the WriteableBitmapEx.
Blitting is the act of blending multiple images together. More about the
BLIT operation can be found at Wikipedia.…