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Adam Kinney gives us a very nice breakdown on the new and wonderful things in the tutorials Scott Guthrie provided this morning for Silverlight 2 Beta (whenevertheheckthatis). From SilverlightCream.com: My notes from the First Look at Silverlight 2 No, not *MY* notes, Adam Kinney's notes... from his look at the tutorials provided by Scott Guthrie this morning, and his take and observations on many of the new or interesting aspectes of "Silverlight 2"... can't you just feel the pressure growing ??? ...
Scott Guthrie gives us all a look at what everyone has been so busy working on...try to keep the drool off your keyboard at least until we can get our hands on a beta of Silverlight 2!! From SilverlightCream.com: First Look at Silverlight 2 Scott Guthrie gives up tons of info about Silverlight "2" ... and details 8 Tutorials on building with it... if that doesn't create buzz, I don't know what will... good job Team!! Stay in the 'Light! Twitter SLNews | Join me @ SilverlightCream | SL Web Articles ...

We finally have some information about Silverlight 2.0, Scott finally broke silence and spoke about Silverlight in detail, check his blog.

Loved the tutorials Scott posted on Silverlight 2.0, it got all I wanted and more. Never expect me to develop ASP.NET/HTML applications ever again.

I'm sure that Alfred Thompson from Microsoft will be blogging more about this free giveaway. Great news if you are a college student you can get Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, Expression Studio, XNA Game Studio 2.0 with a free year-long subscription to the XNA Creators Club, SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition and Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition. When Windows Server 2008 is released to MSDN, it will be available to students as well. Bill Gates ...
Since I have a rather long commute to and from work, I have the opportunity to get caught up on all sorts of podcasts and such. Very recently, I listened to the DotNetRocks Episode 310 with Simon Peyton Jones on Haskell and Functional Programming. It seems that Carl and Richard are definitely on a functional programming trip, and I think Scott Hanselman has joined the group as well with his shows on Hanselminutes. Since I've been learning F# and such I thought this show was well worth a listen, and ...
If you have been keeping up to date with developments within the Connected Systems Division within Microsoft you will be aware of the “Oslo” initiative. Microsoft has released information about this here, and Charles Young has a very informed summery of the initiative here. I’m not going to discuss too much about what Oslo is, what I will look at is how current and future BizTalk developers can start to consider the impact that Oslo will have on development, and how we can start looking at technologies ...
A couple of days back Ravi gave me a shout out to this .NET Video youtube-wannabe site. Check it out: www.dotnetvideos.net But guess what he's there is a tempting offer at the site as well, a free subscription to asp.netPRO magazine on registration. Thanks for the link Ravi Technorati tags: .Net Videos, Tutorials Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
Two submittals today: Tamir Khason puts Silverlight and SVG head-to-head, and Jose Fajardo shows how to create gold sparkly text in Blend From SilverlightCream.com: SVG vs. Silverlight head-to-head fight This is a great page of examples of SVG and Silverlight and what it takes to do the effect, and how they look... very cool, Tamir! Blend Candy: How to create a Gold and Sparkly effect Jose (LiquidBoy) continues to amaze us all with very cool Blend tutorials. Gold text is something the Paint Shop ...
Update: Fixed some code issue and added a bit more discussion With our DC ALT.NET group, we've discussed IoC quite often as part of the discussion. Some are pretty new to the concepts of using Dependency Injection with these IoC containers. Instead, you'd find people with overloaded constructors all over the place and mocking out the dependencies in the unit tests and so on. Anyhow, I have two favorite IoC containers, being Jeremy Miller's StructureMap and Castle Windsor. If you unfamiliar how to ...
Early this morning, a guy called Ravi Nangunoori emailed me about a new website (www.dotnetvideos.net). The website is a FREE video tutorial collection he created (and still working on more) for different ASP.NET related topics. I find his pretty interesting as it offers: A video version of almost all the the great written data tutorials available on the official ASP.NET website (few are still work in progress) Six months FREE subscription to asp.netPRO magazine to all registered users (for more ...
One of my new year's resolutions was to start blogging on a more regular basis, and here I am on January 16th with my first post of the year. It's amazing to look back over the past year and see how much technology has changed, at least in my little world. I have been an xml geek for the better part of this century (sounds more impressive that way than saying around 8 years). I still love xml, but begun exploring several other paths over the past 12 months (ESBs, Ajax, Silverlight, Orcas, etc.) before ...
I'm looking for some good books to learn: ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Basic for 3 Tier Development with Stored Procedures. The Data Tutorials are Great on ASP.NET's site, but they don't take the path of using Stored Procedures. I'd like to find something to walk me through the creation of a 3 Tier Site with ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Basic, 2005 and Stored Procedures. Any Ideas. I'm also looking at creating a Web service to synchronize an SQL Server 2005 Table on a website with a Client on someone's desktop. ...
Some of you might now know but there are over 50 videos hosted on GridViewGuy. The videos target the different technologies associated with the .NET framework. The videos are in different formats i.e some are WMV files, Flash files and downloadable files. I hope you enjoy these videos and if you have a good idea for a new video then comment on this post and I will try my best to create that video :) GridView Parent-Child Relationship Using Ajax & JQuery GridView Edit, Update, Cancel and Delete ...
For over a year now, I've been busy learning XNA and then try to put together some curriculum for my Honors Programming II class to use. 3dbuzz has an excellent online class and. I would highly recommend their training. I am using moodle class management system with my students and it is a very convenient way of organizing a course. I'll be doing weekly blogs on the progress of the course . I am hoping more high school teachers would teach XNA to their students and we all can share games together. ...
I just got my e-mail this morning that I have been renewed as a Microsoft XNA MVP for 2008 for my work this past year. So what did I do to deserve this? Well. A lot. This past year has been a busy one for me just in general and I didn't get nearly as much done as I had planned on doing for the XNA community. But here is what I did do. If you've ever wondered just what DOES an MVP do? What is it that earns them a nomination or gets them renewed? Here's my list. I can't guarantee that by duplicating ...
Just over six months ago (at the end of June 2007), I started on a path to becoming a better developer. This was a movement started by the impressive, charismatic and sexy blogger Justice Gray (the check is in the mail right?). He hand picked me to be in on the first generation of developers dedicated to focusing the next six months of their lives to becoming a better developer. I immediately hopped on board (by "immediately" I mean after several nagging emails from Justice to get started) this movement ...
A few from today, I'll catch up over the weekend when I can get into the database: 2 Parts of a series from Dave Wheeler on building a SL Media player, and Liquid Boy discusses uploading images to Flickr. From SilverlightCream.com: So what is Silverlight? In a Post at DeveloperFusion, Dave Wheeler starts on a SL 1.0 mission to explain the creation of a media player -- looks like a good start Have you seen the Silverlight? – More Silverlight - Handling Events Part 2 of Dave Wheeler's Media Player ...
If you're interested in XNA Code Samples, Starter Kits and Tutorials then the XNA Creator's Club Website is a fantastic resource. Unless of course, you're looking for samples in VB.NET... Fortunately, all is not lost. Yours truly has been very busy this holiday season, converting the various Code Samples and Tutorials to VB.NET just for you... I've still got a long ways to go, and I haven't touched the starter kits, but I have finished converting the 2D Collision code. (This includes all three examples ...
Some fun Silverlight things I didn't want to fall off my desk: Mike Ormond blogged about a series of Designer and Developer Webcasts for Silverlight and Kate Lee opens the doors on "Silverlight tutorial". From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Webcasts Looks like MSEvents is cooking up a big list of WebCasts for Developers and Designers alike. Unfortunately, the Designers ones started on Monday, so hopefully we can get those offline later. The Developer ones start next Monday, and there are some ...


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I've posted a new tutorial at XNADevelopment.com. This one covers doing path collision using a color key. This was a really fun project to do this weekend. Really learned a lot so I thought I would share. I have also added a couple simpler tutorials for both my benefit and yours. I was finding myself repeating certain steps over and over in each tutorial. Particularly walking a reader through creating a new game project and adding images to game project. So in an effort to stop repeating myself, ...
I have been working the past several weeks on giving XNADevelopment.com some updates to its styles. I think that I'm finally done tinkering for now. Nothing major was done. It is still the same super simplistic site with little to no bells or whistles. I love it. If you are curious what has changed, I've muted the colors a bit. I think it makes for easier reading. You'll have to let me know if you disagree. I've also tried to make links stand out a bit more too. The largest change was suggested by ...
I really like Sara Ford's Visual Studio Blog "Did You Know" ... giving out quick little useful Visual Studio tips. It takes a quantity of time to produce a good-quality Article with all the bits in place. Even Tutorials are getting backed up :( I see a real need for quick answers to things that folks are asking questions about, and every day I see Sara's postings, and it just struck me that those may be the answer on a couple levels. I can post them quicker, so I can fill in around other things, ...
If you've been playing with XNA but haven't tried TorqueX, or maybe you tried it but didn't find it intuitive, or thought it was too hard, or whatever... I'm pleased to say that the super secret beta tutorials I've been testing are done and publicly released. You can grab them here: http://www.garagegames.com/... They are well worth the time it takes to work through them, especially for the TorqueX novice. enjoy ...
So way, way back when my friend Alex Davis and I were day dreaming about creating video games and web sites, we came up with the name Visions Of Afar. This was around 7th grade for us and we never managed to get a full web page or game going. Well, about 8 years later, I've finally gotten the web page up. There are videos of some of my projects on there along with my resume. However, eventually, I will add a lot more things to the site. A whole new look for one, it looks alright, but it needs some ...
I've got two Code Camp presentations coming up next month, so I've been spending some spare cycles playing with XNA and TorqueX, working through tutorials and fiddling with my slide decks. The XNA deck is VERY intro and has been pretty much writing itself. I'm not diving very deep on that one. The TorqueX session is a bit more advanced, and shows how to knock out a quick game using XNA Game Studio Express (GSE) and TorqueX Builder (TXB). One of my biggest hurdles so far is coming up with decent looking ...
Yeah, that's right. Someone actually had the guts to do it. They took words that I had written and put them in their magazine. Those brave, brave fools. Don't they know what they have done? Pandora's box has been opened and the vileness in my mind has been unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. May God have mercy on your souls. If you think you're brave enough (and actually have a hankering for reading), then go ahead and take a peek. The Sept/Oct 2007 issue of CoDe magazine has an article that I ...
It seems every day on the Silverlight.net forum somebody is having trouble getting "Hello World" to run in Silverlight. On the surface, that wouldn't seem unusual, because it's something new. But then I look at the post and have to ask myself what is really going on. Why is it that everyone feels they must without a doubt have to learn Silverlight from the standpoint of the Alpha? It must be the masochistic side of software developers or something. We know there's pain involved in learning, so why ...
Tafiti has been released as an experimental Silverlight search interface; QBasic Nibbles revamped as a Silverlight game; Some VERY cool Expression Tutorials Tafiti: RIA for Specialized Search From Microsoft, in Silverlight, an experimental interface to search that assists you in refining and researching results. Silver Nibbles This had me confused for a minute, I thought it was on the Nibbles site... but it's from Mark Heath who is bringing some of his favorite QBasic games into the modern world, ...
One year ago today I came home from Microsoft Gamefest excited and jazzed about XNA and rushed out and purchased the XNADevelopment.com domain. Today is my sites one year birthday and what an amazing year it has been. I've been involved in official launches, been interviewed by community sites, become a Microsoft MVP for XNA, spoken at my local Code Camp and watched 4 game hobbyists get the opportunity to have their games published on XBox Live Arcade. The time has just flown by and every new twist ...
Tim Sneath walks us through what we need to know about RC3 and getting updated in addition to listing 50+ apps that are currently up to the latest bits!; Jeff at DesignWithSilverlight.com has two new tutorials up: object dragging and image drag/resize; and Mike Harsh blogged about a very nicely done Media application in Portuguese. Updated Silverlight Samples and Yet More RC Bits Tim Sneath's blog is generally a great source of good Silverlight material, and the last couple entries have not changed ...
Bill Reiss has updated his Silverlight Games 101 site to the Alpha 1.1 Refresh and I've re-posted Scott Guthrie's post about VS2008 problems just because it's all good info. Silverlight Games 101 Bill Reiss has updated all his tutorials to Alpha 1.1 refresh, so go get yourself refreshed too ! Fixes for Common VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta2 Issues This has been posted multiple places, but it's all good stuff, so maybe yet another post won't hurt... if you're having troubles with any VS2008 bits, check ...
I’ve been programming on engineering related projects for over 20 years. I’ve specialized in Computer Aided Design applications for MicroStation systems primarily, but have the occasional database and web based projects too. I’ve been getting up to speed using Microsoft Robotics Studio (MSRS) lately. Microsoft released version 1.5 at the first part of July. The products initial release was a little over a year ago. Programming with MSRS involves two distinct learning curves. Working with the Visual ...
While having my first steps towards learning WiX v.3, The first step was to read some of the tutorials over here, then after downloading the samples I started exploring them to learn more. In my very first sample (named SampleWebDir) almost the simplest one although I had some troubles because the samples were built using the WiX v2 while I am trying to build it using v3. Simple changes had to be done inorder to make it built: Change the Wix Schema from xmlns='http://schemas.micro... ...
Wow.. I haven't been this unplugged since they invented www... seriously! Due to a family emergency I have been totally out of touch and out of availability of any connectivity since the 14th. I'll respond to email in the order I've received them. There's been plenty of Siverlight Cream, I'm sure, and I'll be posting them over the next couple days. I also have 2 tutorials almost ready to go and an article on the drawing board. Also, don't forget Tim Sneath's blog post about the breaking changes that ...
It has been two weeks since I blogged about becoming a better developer. Since then I have been playing with XNA, using George's excellent turorials from xnadevelopment.com. I am working on a game called Dennis the Ameoba. And, as said before, I am thinking about porting my Bloodletting game from the GWB game contest to XNA. I think that it would also be fun to port the Crusader game from Coding4Fun to XNA. One thing that I find irritating is that there are many XNA tutorials but not alot of places ...
To complement the previous tutorials I've posted about how to add credit cards to your website or desktop applications, I will be posting a howto for how to add support for PayPal payments, and I'll also begin a series of howto's on how to automate and manage shipping through USPS, FedEx, and UPS. Update: FedEx Tutorial here. I'll start with USPS because there are a lot of questions floating around lately about USPS rates since they have made wholesale changes there. Mail Yourself? As I was writing ...
Today marks the start of my journey to becoming a better developer. I am telling you all about it so that I can be held accountable for things I am about to say. I did not want to over think this but I did want to do things that challenged me as a developer on a variety of level. This is the current list of 6 months goals. I will not remove anything from this list, but I may add to it as I begin this journey to improve as a developer. I will read 1 technical book every month for the next 6 months. ...
I love SharePoint and after the book was published and I started reading the competitive books, I love it even more.. With that, I am going to start focusing this blog on SharePoint related data, and of course Geekswithblogs news as well. With that, I definitely want to stick to the development side of the house and wanted to know what you would like to see extending in SharePoint 2007? More Blogs and Wiki features than the community is already offering? Tutorials on Features, Web Parts, etc? Let ...

I'll add this to today's 'cream' post just so it can be found there, but this one deserves it's own announcement:

http://www.nibblestutorials.net/

Brought to you by Celso Gomes who also did all the built-in tutorials for piano, photobook, etc...

Very cool...  I'm adding this to my blog roll and the right-hand Silverlight references...

 

During an email exchange with someone trying to work from my Tutorials I realized a couple things, neither of which can be dealt with prior to very late tonight, and very possibly tomorrow night. HTML Source I included the HTML source in the first tutorial, but have not done that in the others. The 'assumption' is that the HTML is identical, with only the xaml changing, but you know what they say about assumptions :) So, I will include the complete HTML on the Tutorial pages as well. Sys.Silverlight.createObjectEx ...
Admittedly there are other Silverlight Tutorials available, and of course there is the QuickStart delivered with the SDK. I'm seeing some of the same questions asked again and again on the forums and at the same time seeing Silverlight presented in 'basic' tutorials with AJAX and Visual Studio all merged together. That's one way to do it, and is certainly a good user experience, but in my mind muddies the water for a good developer experience trying to get his/her arms around Silverlight. To that ...
UPDATE!!! Following feedback (below) i have revisited this and found that in a small scale POC the default behaviour works fine when returning a fault via a web service. This however does not yet explain why in the case on our project it did not work. I am planning to revisit this soon to try and work out why it did not work. Until then if you have the same problem where the fault doesnt seem to be returned correctly you might want to check out the below as it helped us, and a couple of other people. ...
I finally put the finishing touches on the course that I'll be teaching next school year on game programming. This will be an 18 week course for students who are experienced at programming and have taken our Honors level Programming course. I plan on using the online book The Art of Computer Game Design by Chris Crawford. The book is a short read but covers some key points such as: What is a Game? Why do People Play Games A Taxonomy of Computer Games The Computer as a Game Technology The Game Design ...
After waiting several months now, I finally got my hands on this new book. The author has a nice blog on game development and he has created a series of videos on game development in directx where he created the rocket commander game. I'm hoping that Benjamin can create the videos on how he created the rocket commander game with XNA. One bonus for this book is that it's not just about coding games using XNA. The author adds input to his own experiences on creating games and emphasizes making a plan ...
Stimulsoft announces Stimulsoft Reports.Net 2007.1, the newest version of the popular reporting software for Windows Forms and ASP.NET developers. It eases the pain of retrieving data from various sources and provides a friendly report designer and a complete set of design controls to let developers build highly formatted and feature-rich reports, delivering data in a very usable format. New to Stimulsoft Reports.Net 2007.1 are improved productivity features, allowing users to experience high quality ...
There is always some time left after the AP exam to teach our students more before we leave them for the summer. In Florida, we have a couple of weeks to learn more and if you’re from different parts of the country you may have even more time to teach students something new. I am really sold on having students learn about creating games so that’s what I’ll be doing with my students. There are several options available for you to do with your students and several languages to use as well. If you want ...
It was an amazing 24 hours that I learned alot from. The Houghton game jam started at 1 o'clock due to weather on Saturday afternoon. That's when I started my game called "Fight Space". In 24 hours I made a full 3D game for the first time. I've done a lot of 3D stuff with Managed DirectX and XNA but I had never actually made a game in 3D. So with that in mind, I set out to make my first 3D game in under 24 hours. I don't think it turned out to bad. All the textures, models, and code were done by ...
I'm putting together a course for my advanced programming students and could use some help. My goal is to teach my students C# and then how to program a windows game and finally an xbox game using 2d. Hopefully, all students can complete their game and then deploy on an xbox. I have 18 weeks to do this. Any input you can give me that would help high school computer science students be successful in this course is appreciated. ps I have looked at a majority of tutorials that are online including a ...
If you are on the CTP program for PerformancePoint 2007 then you probably got the email about this already, but if you have been hanging off looking at PerformancePoint 2007 then CTP2 has just been released for download from Microsoft Connect https://connect.microsoft.c... Even if you are not interested in actually running the CTP, but just want to find out a bit more about Performance Point 2007, then it is still worth joining the CTP program as there are also training materials including ...