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Integrating IE9 Pinning with Adobe Flash
As you may know Internet Explorer 9 supports desktop integration using pinning. You can learn about pinning from various resources: great article on MSDN , my Windows Summit presentation , Scott’s blog here and of course great demos on ietestdrive.com . Pinning allows web applications to be integrated...
Tue, Jan 4 2011
Canvas Direct Pixel Manipulation
In this blog I will talk about the HTML5 Canvas element and direct pixel manipulation. Since Internet Explorer 9 RC just released this is perfect timing. While canvas direct pixel manipulation was always possible, before RC the performance of it was not optimized. So let’s get started! To demonstrate...
Tue, Feb 15 2011
More Hilo–Sharing Photos with Hilo!
Hilo is back – this time with more goodness! Keeping our promise of delivering more Windows 7 developer fun, we bring you the next installment of the Hilo series. We continue building on the first two applications (covered in Chapters 1 thru 11 on this link ). This time we have added features to share...
Mon, Oct 4 2010
Simulating projectile motion with the Animation Manager using C++
In my last post I described the advantages of incorporating animations into Windows applications and gave an overview of the platform support for creating them. In this post I will dive a little deeper into how to achieve some simple animation effects with a native windows application and the Animation...
Fri, Nov 26 2010
Keeping an application’s UI responsive with multi-threading
This is not a new topic to be sure, but application responsiveness is a fundamental issue that continues to plague many applications running on the Windows platform. As a developer, I encounter these issues and to some degree I at least understand what is happening and that generally it is the design...
Wed, Jan 26 2011
“Hilo world” – presenting the Annotator!
In June, we announced Project Hilo and promised a set of cool sample applications written in C++. At that time we released the first application in that series. Since then we have been busy publishing some articles that walk you through all the steps that go into developing that application (See Chapter...
Wed, Sep 1 2010
Integrating IE9 Pinning with Microsoft Silverlight
After reading my previous blog covering how to integrating IE9 pinning APIs with Adobe Flash, some of you may have wondered if the same fit is possible in Microsoft Silverlight. It certainly is! To demonstrate the concept of integrating IE9 Pinning APIs with Microsoft Silverlight I have written an application...
Mon, Jan 10 2011
New blog for Windows 8 app developers
I am posting this on behalf of Ian LeGrow, Partner Group Program Manager here in Windows. As you may have heard, we now have a new Windows 8 app developer blog to help you build Metro style apps on our new Windows 8 platform. In the new blog, we share our learning and converse with you as you enter the...
Tue, May 1 2012
Animating HTML5 Canvas Element
Hello everyone, in this blog post I will talk about animation using the HTML5 Canvas element. Canvas is an HTML5 element which is available in IE9 and can be used to create very cool animations. IETestDrive.com features numerous Canvas animation examples such as FishIE , Mr. Potato Gun and others. I...
Wed, Dec 8 2010
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