Category Archives: Windows 8

Loading Path control from string with Binding


I’ve been wrestling with this dang idea for a long time lately and I found the answer.. hopefully this will help many others… as it turns out i don’t think you can Bind path data to a string, however you can get … Continue reading

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Pictorial History of Microsoft


I have gathered together a pictorial history of Microsoft, in my travels to find a pictorial history/evolution of the Microsoft Graphics API’s (GDI->GDI+->DirectX->WDDM (silverlight, and WPF). I know that it is out there, I’ve seen it (photographic memory) but I have yet to find … Continue reading

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Bing rewards: Glitch -or- Error ?


So I am browsing the web and I noticed that I had discovered a Microsoft Error : Note that my Bing App “Bing Rewards” is at the correct value 905, and my IE Bing User ID says I just signed … Continue reading

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Step by step to deploying App to Surface


Magenic recently gave out it’s Christmas present, so the first thing I did was try to deploy code to it.. and then I wrote the tutorial,  so you can: Download the ARM version of Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012  to your … Continue reading

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Portable Class Libraries


Tuesday I attempted to gave a talk at Code Mastery MN about Portable Class Libraries in Windows 8. Turns out PCL development is harder than I had thought it would be. I thought I would convert the Platformer XNA game over … Continue reading

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Breakdown of Windows 8 Games Topics Presented at //Build/


‘[Microsoft] has apparently elected to take a much riskier, and gutsier, approach: turn Windows 8 into a serious gaming platform.  Microsoft can’t help but get into “PC” gaming in a big way, because there’s no such thing as PC gaming … Continue reading

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Game Engine API’s For Win8


XNA is a Zombie!  You cannot, and will not be developing in Microsoft’s fully supported version of XNA in Windows 8. If you want to use an XNA-like API then you will need to look at some of the 3rd … Continue reading

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Designing Games or Windows 8 Digested


Here is a breakdown of the content presented in the video 2-106 : Shai Hintz : Designing games for Windows 8  from Build: N `NOÄ Windows 8 Input Specs Often referred to as  accordance, hardware interaction with the user in the Windows 8 … Continue reading

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Movie Studio Platinum 12.0


I’ve been recording a Video Tutorial for Packt Publishing using Movie Studio Platinum 12.0, and here are some of the video’s I’ve found helpful: And I’m happy to say that it is Windows 8 upgrade friendly!   This is a … Continue reading

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Upgrading from Win7 to Win 8 (Pro)


Thanks to Magenic and SilverlightShow I purchased the Windows 8 Upgrade from Amazon, well actually pre-ordered, with gift cards, but anyways. So I was going to upgrade last night, but I really wanted to watch Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, so … Continue reading

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