Video: How to integrate Accelerometers with Direct Input Games for Widnows 7

 The UK DPE (Developer Evangelism) team has posted a great video showing the Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform in use. In this video, you’ll see how the Windows 7 Sensor Development Kit (Freescale board) can be used with XNA and Direct Input to allow for an interactive input experience. Check it out!  [View:]


Let’s write a simple .NET 4 Location-aware application!

So you want to write an application in .NET that’s location-aware? Let’s start with a code sample (console application) that will show you how to use a GeoLocationProvider to respond to location updates, and print those updates out to the console.   In order to compile and run this code, you’ll need Visual Studio 2010…


Video of PDC 2009 .NET 4 Location Session

Are you interested to learn more about how location devices and applications work in Windows 7? Do you want to see a demo of Windows 7, Location awareness, the new .NET 4 Location API, and Visual Studio 2010? If so, you can watch the session I presented on these topics on the PDC website: Link:…


.NET 4 and VS 2010 to support Location API in all SKUs

Last year at PDC 2008, Microsoft first announced the Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform. Last month, we shipped Windows 7 worldwide, and the corresponding Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform. This is great because now sensor and location hardware manufacturers can easily integrate these devices with Windows. Software developers can also leverage our in-box…


Going to PDC09? Want to learn about developing Location-Aware applications with .NET?

Hey there- If you’re interested in building location-aware applications, and if you’re going to be at PDC this year, come check out the session I’ll be presenting on Location-Awareness in .NET 4. Here’s the information:  Building Sensor- and Location-Aware Applications with Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 Gavin Gear in 515A on Tuesday at 4:30…