A splash screen and then your game screen: Zombie Santa Claus Level Programming

It’s so simple that you might now quite get it, there is a first screen, like a splash screen, then the main play screen appears.  You could add code to include a help screen, etc.  Or not. In this case a splash screen appears for 3 seconds, total time, then another screen appears that has…

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USC: Background Image and Orienting a background image

With some software considerations, you can easily move the background image around to fit the orientation of the phone. To get to the attached zip file, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page. Code Snippet using System; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics;   namespace OrientingYourDarnSelf {     /************************************************************      * ##Intro      * Comments…

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USC: Screen Orientation

Here is a simple example that shows how to determine the Screen Orientation on Windows Phone 7 The example project is zipped at the bottom of the code. You may need to scroll down to see it. Leave a comment if you do download it! Orientation using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using Microsoft.Xna.Framework; using…

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UCLA Material: Using Gestures

This is the code that is used at the pre-Hackathon training session on Thursday. The code is explained using the “Flower” type of comments (don’t use this in production, it is used by me to illustrate many points in the code). If you do not open the attached (scroll down to the bottom of the…

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USC: Links to sites with free stuff, money making and learning material

  $$$$$$$$$$$$ Making Money $$$$$$$$$$$$$$: Get your Dreamspark account attached to your LiveID (Free Stuff) http://www.dreamspark.com If you don’t have a LiveID you can sign up here, using ANY EMAIL address, but use the one you read normally! http://bit.ly/USCLiveID Get your “free” AppHub account so that you can upload your games to make money ($$$$$$$)…

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What I decided to do about blogging about exam 70-511, Kinect, XBox, Imagine Cup and USC

As a matter of principle, I will do two blogs on days that I write about Code Security or about the specifics of the 70-511 exam.  One with a general discussions on Kinect, XBox, Quantum Computing, Imagine Cup technology and so forth.  The other one will be on the 70-511 exam.  For example, USC is…

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