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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
  • Windows 7: Building your own sensors

    Windows 7 has a built in sensor and location platform, the key feature of this is any sensor devices connected to it become operating system level resources which any number of applications can utilise the data from. Up until now, sensor devices (like GPS) were ‘owned’ by the first application to grab...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-05-2010
  • 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: 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
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