My Build Event Insights

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You didn't have to go to //BUILD/ to get the information and knowledge of the new Windows Platform APIs; you could watch all the sessions from the comfort of your home, and I encourage you to do so, however attending the conference helps obtaining a perception about the future of Microsoft and especially the future of Windows technologies and the reaction of the developers that attended the conference. I didn't want to post about the conference before I have a clear picture, and believe me the picture was obscured. According to the first day keynote and the discussions...

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     {        ...

iPad, gPad, mPad, App Store – Does the future so bad for power users and developers?

Monday, April 12, 2010

When we look at the mobile phone market, can we project from it about the future of software? Is Windows 8 going to be a closed system? Will we as developers need to upload all our applications to an App-Store or Marketplaces? Will we have Multitasking? Let's look at the iPad, a big iPhone or better a big iPod? Let's say that it will sell more than Windows PC based Tablets. What does it say to Microsoft? Microsoft has pushed the tablet idea since the release of Windows XP tablet edition. Of course the idea about hand-writing recognitions goes...