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Wow... just Wow... the posts before this are from when I was at TAFE and just beginning my studies. Oh how far I have come since then. I completed studies and got my Bachelor in Game Design/Computer Science, worked for a small council initiative doing some PHP stuff and now currently I am a .NET developer at a stockbroking firm working on in-house products. Anyway I am back and not going to post cringe-worthy stuff like I have previously haha!Reason for being back is that I am exploring .NET Core ......

Finally Microsoft launched the new Dream Build Play competition! This time around you are given the opportunity to work in a group of up to 7 people or by yourself to produce an exciting game for the Xbox 360 using XNA studio 2.0. A total of $75,000 is up for grabs which will be shared amongst the top four finalists. They will also be have the chance to receive an Xbox Live publishing contract. Good luck to all who enter ......

Earlier today the XNA team released the newly refurbished XNA Creators Club Online Web site, be very sure to check it out and get started on reviewing and submitting games!

For more information check out the XNA team blog http://blogs.msdn.com/xna/


Yep its finally released!! According to my sources a beta is due (possibly) sometime this summer. Anyway here are the links. Blog: XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP Download: XNA Game Studio 3.0- Microsoft Download Link It does not yet support 64 Bit or Xbox 360, but still its only a CTP release!! And one bug mentioned so far has been that spritebatch seems to only work with certain image file types and certain sizes, more info on bugs and such to come. We all need to do our part to make it a better framework ......

As a VB.NET programmer i only really use C# for XNA and other projects when i don't have a say on the matter. Recently i have begun to think about making a full blooded transition to C# after having some great success with it (specifically in XNA) and its not because VB.NET doesn't cut it. It is great but C# is also fantastic in my opinion, as it took features from some of the more distinguished languages avaliable, C++, Java and Object Pascal to name a few. Feature wise they are perfect for me no ......

Looks like Microsoft are looking at helping out programmers who are registered members of universities or other learning faculties. They are providing all student programmers (in specific countries, more to be added) with the chance to download professional level development tools for free Here is the link: downloads.channel8.msdn.com I just hope they add Australia real soon ......

I guess i found out the hard way but better than never finding out :D I recently had to make an example program in C# using the .NET 2.0 framework to call a function from a Delphi Dll. The function definition was as follows... function EncryptDoc(Password, FilePath, LaunchFile, OutputFile : WideString) : LongBool; stdcall; But when i was calling the function like so... [DllImport("Encrypter.dll", CallingConvention = CallingConvention.StdCall)] public static extern bool EncryptDoc(string PassWord, ......