Windows Phone 7 Quick Tip: How to use Bing Maps in XNA games

Friday, October 22, 2010

A few days ago, a colleague of mine pointed out to this site which shows a Bing Maps usage within XNA game. I was intrigued how to achieve it… I know that Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7 could use Bing Maps control (see great usage tutorial here), but XNA games cannot render Silverlight controls… To solve it, I decided to use a different approach for XNA – download image tiles and present them in XNA game. Let’s get started. First, in order to use Bing Maps API you need a Bing Maps Account and Application Private Key. The Bing Maps...

Sela Developer Practice

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I’m flying to LA at the end of this week; I’m flying to PDC09. As a part of Sela representatives there I’ll participate at lectures and meetings with many key professionals from Microsoft and other companies. After getting back from PDC I’ll participate at Sela Developer Practice (SDP) – a special conference which will bring the latest news in the development area. Save the dates 27-30 December. At our the conference I’ll not talk about the “old news” and will not use 2 years old refurbished stuff… ;)   I’m preparing brand new session...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something BIG is coming… I’m flying this weekend to attend MIX09 in Las Vegas, NV, USA and promise to post updates and news from there. Cool samples, “how-to’s” and “Quick Tips” will be posted here at the moment I’ll be able to post them :) Come back next week to get the full details. Stay tuned, Alex

DevAcademy 3 – Vote

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

If you're in Silverlight development or want to start develop real-world Silverlight applications you're invited to vote for my session in DevAcademy 3:   Silverlight 2 in real-world applications In this session we will see techniques, tips and tricks of integrating Silverlight 2 applications in real-world solutions; we will see how to build tight communication between Silverlight application and existing HTML/ASP.NET web site. Lots of tips and tricks, lessons learned, how-to’s and cool samples involved.     Thank you and see you there! Alex