With a few simple tricks, even people with little artistic talent can create good-looking, professional, polished applications that leapfrog their competitors' efforts.
CoDe Magazine rolls out Xiine, a new .NET-based content reader that brings online content closer to print quality.
Query features have long been a cornerstone of database applications, but with LINQ, Microsoft introduces query language features right inside of C# and VB.NET.
Mobile PCs and Tablet PCs are a growing market segment and are of the utmost strategic importance to Microsoft. New developments in hardware, software, developer tools, and SDKs give developers many new opportunities.
Digital Ink is only a collection of lines rendered on the screen, but with Ink recognition and analysis, you can turn it into meaningful information such as text, drawings, gestures, commands, and even the relationship between two shapes. The Tablet PC SDK makes it surprisingly simple to detect all these types of information in Digital Ink.
Windows SideShow, an auxiliary hardware display, gives users the ability to use PCs even when they are turned offand developers get to provide the content.
The Real Time Stylus API provides an alternate way to receive pen input pen. This high performance API provides a great level of control to developers for a small penalty in added effort.
Modern applications require more sophisticated data access features than a simple connection to SQL Server. Data needs to be available in distributed scenarios as well as offline scenarios. This article provides an architectural overview and implementation examples that support these scenarios.
Development for Tablet PCs requires a skill set similar to development for regular PCs, plus an understanding of digital Ink collection, management, and analysis. Developing for Tablet PCs is surprisingly easy and powerful at the same time.
From offshoring and open source to the Tablet PC and the promise of Longhorn, it's always enlightening to hear a few candid remarks about the state of the industry from the CEO of Microsoft. Steve Ballmer spoke to CoDe Magazine Publisher, Markus Egger via email about these subjects and several others.
Whether you use a COM component from .NET or a .NET component from a COM-enabled environment (such as VFP), COM Interop is the mechanism that allows for such interoperability.
Everyone who programs in C# will want to take advantage of these new features. CoDe Magazine Publisher Markus Egger covers the basics of anonymous methods, partial classes, and generics.
The Tablet PC platform supports applications with special tablet features enabled, such as ink input and pen-based operation. In order for this platform to become truly popular, third-party vendors will also have to ink-enable their applications. Find out how.
GDI+ is generally considered a Windows technology. However, some of the new GDI+ features make this technology an excellent choice for Web applications, enabling developers to generate images, graphs, diagrams, and much more on the fly.
GDI+ is generally considered a Windows technology. However, some of the new GDI+ features make this technology an excellent choice even for Web applications, enabling developers to generate images, graphs, dynamic buttons, banners, and much more on-the-fly.