DirectX/C++/CX: MOD a C++ app using XML and do it quickly!

Check out Fall Fury, this app is awesome and really works, although my brain did when I first tried to use it.  You SLIDE the buttons not click them. Ok, enough about my dorkage, what do you think about my dorkage? “Modding” Fall Fury XMLand making people think you are brilliant! First download the Fall…

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Move to Windows 8.1 or stay on Windows 8? Move to VS 2013 or stay on VS 2012?

I would recommend anyone reading this blog make the move on a “non-production” computer immediately.  I have transitioned my “production” machine and surface RT, and I am not having any problems.  Ok, the SurfaceRT seems to have a connection problem with my WiFi when I am downstairs in the livingroom, but otherwise works fine.  My…

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VS 2013, C++: STL changes to meet C++/11 specs, Explicit conversion operators

Explicit conversion operators <<Link C++ allows explicit type conversion using syntax similar to the function-call syntax. Form: simple-type-name ( expression-list ) A simple-type-name followed by an expression-list enclosed in parentheses constructs an object of the specified type using the specified expressions. The following example shows an explicit type conversion to type int: ISO/IEC paragraph: Paragraph…

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Four videos on DirectX using Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013

Innovations in High Performance 2D Graphics with DirectX Great performance is a huge driver of satisfaction and user preference with apps. Direct2D powers high-performance, 2D graphics rendering in Windows. In this video, learn how to use new Direct2D features and performance advancements to achieve optimal speed and efficiency in your apps using Direct2D code. Unlocking…

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Freaking Angels Baseball and Backing up your stuff on Win 8.1

Freaking Angels which is a baseball team here in Southern California lose after getting a 4 point lead and they lose by a lot, Texas Rangers 14, Angels 11.  Oh well, it wasn’t a boring game.  Not that I watched, I just like the statistics. But what does this have to do with Backing up…

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Where are the tabs in Internet Explorer 11?

Darn it, I swipe from the top and no tabs.  I right click and no tabs.  Oh wait a minute, they show up on the bottom now!  Sort of missed that initially. Duh!   They look like this, handy if you are using a tablet for sure, the image below this one shows the Address…

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In Windows 8.1 store how do I find a specific category of Apps?

When I use the new Windows 8.1 Store, just how do I find App categories?  This is easy, simply swipe down from the top and you will see an Bar at the top appear, the second screen below this one  is what the Store app looked like on July 30, 2013 What the Store might…

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Cool=VS 2013: What’s new for C++

Hey wait a minute, is this only a year since VS 2012?  Yep, that would be correct, and VS 2013 is like 3 years past suddenly. So what is cool about VS 2013 is that C++ is being simply AWESOME.  Ok, C++ is never AWESOME, but let’s pretend it is. What’s new for the brave…

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In case you get this: We couldn't get your developer license for Windows 8.1 Preview. Our Server is unavailable right now. Please try again later.

Yep really excited about Visual Studio 2013, except for…Having to rebuild my system yesterday because of what appears to be a bad install/uninstall with VS 2013.  For some reason during my installation I did an uninstall of Visual Studio 2013, not sure why, got distracted by a shiny object.  As a result, I could not…

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