Running Angry Birds on the BUILD Samsung Tablet with Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Saturday, April 21, 2012

If you try to install and run Angry Birds on your BUILD machine, you’ll soon find that you can’t run it because there is no support for OpenGL. AT the first it looks like no support in the beta of Windows 8, but the problem is actually happens also on old Windows version, and the real cause is lack of OpenGL support is in the Display Adapter driver.  I decided that no matter what, I am going to run Angry Birds on my machine. After several hours I can say that I’ve made it. But not without getting deep...

Screen Capture in SIlverlight 4.0

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Recently I have been doing a very sophisticated Silverlight project. In this project there was a need to capture the screen and to save the image in a data base. The known way to capture a screen is to use a WriteableBitmap class instance (See Jeff Prosise blog about this feature that was added in SL 3.0). To capture the screen we use the code from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1139200/using-fjcore-to-encode-silverlight-writeablebitmap  The following code is a service that captures the screen image:       public classSnapshotService : ISnapshotService     {        ...

IMDB, Weather, Hard Disks Failure – A Developer War Story

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We are continuing to create contents that help to explain the new features of Windows 7 to the developers' community. This time we record set of short screen casts that include a presentation and one or two demos. To create those screen casts we have distributed the work between different people at Sela. Each person creates the presentation and the demos. This goes to Redmond for feedbacks. When they approve the content Sasha does the actual recording. So, last Wednesday I had to build the material for the Federated-Search screen cast. I wanted to have a new demo, not...