XNA On Channel9

A few weeks ago I headed over to Gamefest when XNA Express was announced to shoot a Channel9 video with the team.  Check it out. For those of you not familiar with XNA Express it allows developers to write games using C# and play them on Xbox 360 and Windows.  XNA is built on top of DirectX…

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Peer To Peer in Windows Vista – Part 2 – PNRP

Today we are going to look at a few different methods.  The first set of methods allows us to register a PNRP name and the next set of methods allows us to resolve a PNRP name.  A few important things to keep in mind are that the Windows Firewall Client will block traffic so this…

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Peer to Peer (p2p) in Windows Vista – People Near Me API

This week we are going to start exploring the peer to peer (p2p) in Windows Vista.  Before we get into any code an overview of the p2p APIs available in Windows Vista  is in order. PNRP (Peer Name Resolution Protocol) is like server-less DNS.  It allows clients to register secured and unsecured peer names that…

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WPF Command Scope (Focus Scope)

My friend ran into a problem recently where they wanted to use commands such as Cut, Copy, Paste in buttons, they couldn’t figure out how to bind the buttons CommandTarget property to multiple targets.  For those of you not familiar with WPF Commands check out this MSDN article.   When a command is applied to…

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2D Cell Animation Part III: Creating a Color Palette

This is the third and final post about my WPF 2D Cell Animation program; Ink-A-Mator. Once you can get the source on the .NET 3.0 Community site. This week we are going to look at how we can create a color palette, since WPF doesn’t have one. The first place to start with creating a…

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2D Cell Animation Part II: Open Packaging Conventions

Last week we looked at how we could use the Ink APIs in WPF to create 2D animation authoring application. This week we are going to look at how we can use the Open Packaging Conventions APIs in WPF to save and load our animation. Once you can get the source on the .NET 3.0…

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2D Cell Animation with WPF

2D animation is an area that I have always had a lot of interest in. I thought I would try my hand at creating a simple 2D animation program with WPF and ran into a few surprises.   The sample and source is posted on the .NET 3.0 Framework site. The first feature I wanted…

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Microsoft Robotics SDK

This is the reason I came to Microsoft, Robotics. Today we announced the Microsoft Robotics Studio and there is a great video on Channel9 about it. Be sure to download the first CTP of the studio. Here is a great overview of the Studio and here are some tutorials. Also check out the robotics team…

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WPF Refactoring with Styles

An issue that many WPF developers come across is the need to reuse Xaml across several different Xaml files. For example snippet 1 shows some Xaml I want to reuse in several other Xaml files.   I could just cut and paste the Label and every ComboBox controls, but that would result in a lot of…

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