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Dialogs and Windows
Windows 2000 Styles
Posted: 20 Feb 2014   Updated: 21 Feb 2014   Views: 24,640   Rating: 4.41/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.48
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NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. A month ago, I was happy to receive a brand-new Kinect for Windows version 2 Developer Preview sensor. You can read my previous blog post about the capabilities of the new device. Kinect v2 now include

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Posted: 8 Jun 2012   Updated: 8 Jun 2012   Views: 4,100   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Some people ask me if there is a way to determine the height of a user standing in front of a Kinect device. The answer is defintely positive: We can detect the user's height regardless of her distance from the sensor! We only need some very basic Maths knowledge. Let's find out more...Download the
Posted: 21 Mar 2014   Updated: 11 Apr 2014   Views: 7,190   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. Kinect is awesome for body tracking, but Kinect version 2 is more than finding the human joints positions. Today we’ll see how we can track hands and thumbs and specify the hands’ state. In
Posted: 13 Mar 2014   Updated: 11 Apr 2014   Views: 11,490   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. In my previous blog post, I show you how to display the color, depth and infrared streams of Kinect version 2 by transforming the raw binary data into Windows bitmaps. This time, we’ll dive into
HTML / CSS
General
Posted: 27 Dec 2014   Updated: 27 Dec 2014   Views: 6,850   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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This blog post is based on my book “Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming“, published a few months ago. There’s a special holiday offer for you until the 6th of January. What is the HTML5 WebSocket protocol? In real life, handshaking is the act of gently grasping two peo
HTML
Posted: 6 Sep 2011   Updated: 6 Sep 2011   Views: 13,250   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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A look at an advanced HTML5 feature: Web workers
Windows Phone 7/8
General
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 13 Dec 2010   Views: 20,660   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Photoshop templates for Windows Phone 7
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 13 Dec 2010   Views: 20,490   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.36
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Many people ask me why Windows Phone 7 does not allow access to native functionality in order to accomplish common tasks, such as sending SMS and e-mails, via our own applications. Well, you may not have direct access, but the Windows Phone 7 API offers indirect access to almost every common phone f
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 13 Dec 2010   Views: 22,110   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.52
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Time for a new Windows Phone tutorial! Today we'll create a simple mobile translator using Bing web services. Our program will load all the available languages and the user will select the desired ones. This tutorial is supposed to be an introduction to using SOAP services, too. I promise that the n
Posted: 20 Dec 2010   Updated: 20 Dec 2010   Views: 12,860   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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In my previous blog post, Bing Translator for Windows Phone, I explained how you can develop a simple translation service using Bing's SOAP API. This time, I'll demonstrate how you can develop the same service using Google's REST API.Download the application source code and read the following tutori
Posted: 31 Dec 2010   Updated: 1 Jan 2011   Views: 19,730   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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I was recently searching for face detection libraries which would work with Windows Phone 7. Browsing CodePlex, I landed on Facelight, a simple face recognition method written in Silverlight by René Schule. Facelight is open-source (thanks, René), so it was a trivial task to port it to Windows Phone
Posted: 19 May 2011   Updated: 19 May 2011   Views: 16,130   Rating: 4.25/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.07
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An easy-to-use, thread-safe library which works similarly to WebClient!
Posted: 14 Feb 2012   Updated: 14 Feb 2012   Views: 12,110   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Metro UI is Microsoft's new proposition for designing graphical user interfaces.
Libraries
General
Posted: 2 Jan 2012   Updated: 10 Dec 2013   Views: 35,850   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.74
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Kinect and HTML5 using WebSockets and Canvas
Win32/64 SDK & OS
General
Posted: 21 Jul 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 20,130   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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How to create a WPF application performimg skeleton tracking.
Windows API
Windows Powershell
Posted: 9 Feb 2014   Updated: 9 Feb 2014   Views: 8,570   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. Well, I have been lucky enough since Microsoft selected me for early access to the new Kinect for Windows version 2 sensor. Today, I want to share some facts and figures regarding the new device. The h
Windows Presentation Foundation
Annotations
Posted: 15 Mar 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 39,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
Licence: The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)      Bookmarked: 13   Downloaded: 0
Complete body tracking in Kinect.
Applications
Posted: 29 Jan 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 39,000   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Kinect and WPF: Getting the raw and depth image using OpenNI.
General
Posted: 12 Feb 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 17,060   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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Painting with Kinect using OpenNI
Emulation
General
Posted: 6 Apr 2011   Updated: 6 Apr 2011   Views: 13,070   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Creating an iPhone-styled Windows Phone emulator.
Game Development
General
Posted: 6 May 2014   Updated: 8 May 2014   Views: 10,640   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.84
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This is another post I publish after getting some good feedback from my blog subscribers. Seems that a lot of people have a problem in common when creating Kinect projects: how they can properly project data on top of the color and depth streams. As you probably know, Kinect integrates a few sensors
Posted: 21 Dec 2014   Updated: 21 Dec 2014   Views: 5,290   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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What if your computer could detect your eyes, nose, and mouth? What if an application could understand your facial expressions? What if you could build such applications with minimal effort? Until today, if you wanted to create an accurate mechanism for annotating real-time facial characteristics, y
Installation
General
Posted: 19 Jan 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 473,770   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.74
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How-to: Successfully install Kinect on Windows (OpenNI and NITE).
Uncategorised Technical Blogs
General
Posted: 27 Jan 2014   Updated: 28 Jan 2014   Views: 11,700   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Gesture recognition is a fundamental element when developing Kinect-based applications (or any other Natural User Interfaces). Gestures are used for navigation, interaction or data input. The most common gesture examples include waving, sweeping, zooming, joining hands, and much more. Unfortunately,
Posted: 11 Apr 2014   Updated: 11 Apr 2014   Views: 6,000   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Throughout the past few days, I got many requests about Kinect color to depth pixel mapping. As you probably already know, Kinect streams are not properly aligned. The RGB and depth cameras have a different resolution and their point of view is slightly shifted. As a result, more and more people hav
Posted: 8 Jun 2014   Updated: 8 Jun 2014   Views: 4,030   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Navigating through a Natural User Interface using your palm is quite common – after all, it’s the primary navigation mechanism XBOX uses. Many Windows Kinect applications implement hand tracking for similar purposes. Today, I would like to share a Kinect hand cursor control I developed a
Posted: 3 Feb 2015   Updated: 3 Feb 2015   Views: 2,370   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Natural User Interfaces make some serious buzz these days – not without a reason. Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) literally change the way people interact with computers. They create new patterns, new means of communication, and new business opportunities. We can now play football without a con
Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools
Community Reviews
Posted: 25 Jul 2014   Updated: 25 Jul 2014   Views: 2,410   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Today, I would like to share one of my favorite projects my company has worked on. This project has been the result of a 5-month effort and is expected to launch publicly very soon. Kinetisense is one of these startups that you have a feeling they’ll succeed even before their product launch. When I
Posted: 4 Aug 2014   Updated: 4 Aug 2014   Views: 4,120   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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OK. Admit it. You have fallen into the trap. I have fallen, too. Imagine a very typical day in the office: you have to build some hardcore stuff, code complex algorithms or implement demanding business logic. There is a bunch of third-party libraries and tools you can use, paid or free. Such tools c

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.NET Framework
Utilities
Posted: 9 May 2012   Updated: 23 Jan 2014   Views: 27,290   Rating: 4.68/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.20
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Kinect for Windows - find user height accurately
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Vangos Pterneas
Product Manager LightBuzz
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vangos Pterneas is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Kinect technology. He helps companies from all over the world grow their revenue by creating profitable software products. Vangos is the owner of LightBuzz Software agency and author of two technical books.
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