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  • Windows 7: Setup GPS for the Location API

    One of my favourite features of Windows 7 is the new Sensor and Location API. So far I have been able to utilise commercial sensor boards and my own home brew Basic Stamp facilitated sensors. the one thing I haven’t been able to play with is the Location API. This is due to my aging GPS devices not having...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 02-08-2010
  • PDC 09 attendees get free Win7 laptop

    Steven Sinofsky announced at PDC09 day 2 keynote, that all PDC 09 attendees would receive a MSFT designed, Acer built, Windows 7 laptop free of charge. The laptop has a touch screen, full sensor and location functionality, is 64-bit and fully loaded up with Office 2010 beta and lots more. Designed to...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 11-18-2009
  • Taking your app forward to Win7

    If you are looking for a concise guide to the features you should consider for your application to shine on Windows 7 look here . A simple list of the 7 things you could do to rejuvenate your applications and ensure they work will and correctly in the modern world of Windows 7.
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 11-18-2009
  • Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your application is a Jumplist. A Jumplist may provide...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-21-2009
  • Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack . The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-20-2009
  • Windows 7 application UI enhancements

    Heya, how’s it going? If you have Windows applications built using .Net you may be wondering how to add all the cool new Windows 7 taskbar and common dialog features? These are all accessible as native api but we’re in .Net dude – looks like we’re pinvoking! Thankfully, all this work has been done for...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-16-2009
  • WPF 4 Multitouch – getting started

    You may have noticed I’m into multitouch (MT) technology. I don’t have any ‘proper’ MT kit – I’ve just built my own using the NUIGroup’s core software and an XNA example from CodePlex. With Win7 RC and the VS2010 and .Net 4 beta 1 I now have the opportunity to start building some real MS technology MT...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 06-12-2009
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