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Dialogs and Windows
Windows 2000 Styles
Posted: 20 Feb 2014   Updated: 21 Feb 2014   Views: 49,902   Rating: 4.45/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.27
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 8   Downloaded: 0
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
Game Development
General
Posted: 6 May 2014   Updated: 8 May 2014   Views: 19,187   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.84
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
Understanding Kinect Coordinate Mapping

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Dialogs and Windows
Windows 2000 Styles
Posted: 8 Jun 2012   Updated: 8 Jun 2012   Views: 4,900   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014   Updated: 11 Apr 2014   Views: 14,178   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014   Updated: 11 Apr 2014   Views: 19,967   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 7
Kinect for Windows Version 2: Body Tracking
Status Bar
General
Posted: 17 May 2016   Updated: 17 May 2016   Views: 2,050   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
How to detect a weight lifting bar using Kinect
HTML / CSS
General
Posted: 27 Dec 2014   Updated: 27 Dec 2014   Views: 9,533   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 18   Downloaded: 0
Here's an introduction to HTML5 WebSockets
HTML
Posted: 6 Sep 2011   Updated: 6 Sep 2011   Views: 15,770   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 8   Downloaded: 0
A look at an advanced HTML5 feature: Web workers
Windows Phone 7/8
General
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 13 Dec 2010   Views: 22,883   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 10   Downloaded: 0
Photoshop templates for Windows Phone 7
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 13 Dec 2010   Views: 23,230   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.36
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 13   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 13 Dec 2010   Views: 25,445   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.52
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 7   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010   Updated: 20 Dec 2010   Views: 15,281   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 31 Dec 2010   Updated: 1 Jan 2011   Views: 22,582   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 11   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 19 May 2011   Updated: 19 May 2011   Views: 18,453   Rating: 4.25/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.07
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 349
An easy-to-use, thread-safe library which works similarly to WebClient!
Posted: 14 Feb 2012   Updated: 14 Feb 2012   Views: 13,493   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
Metro UI is Microsoft's new proposition for designing graphical user interfaces.
Libraries
General
Posted: 2 Jan 2012   Updated: 10 Dec 2013   Views: 43,784   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 28   Downloaded: 0
Kinect and HTML5 using WebSockets and Canvas
Win32/64 SDK & OS
General
Posted: 21 Jul 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 22,800   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 8   Downloaded: 0
How to create a WPF application performimg skeleton tracking.
Windows API
Windows Powershell
Posted: 9 Feb 2014   Updated: 9 Feb 2014   Views: 14,371   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
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.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Annotations
Posted: 15 Mar 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 45,363   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: 45,966   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 10   Downloaded: 0
Kinect and WPF: Getting the raw and depth image using OpenNI.
General
Posted: 12 Feb 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 19,712   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
Painting with Kinect using OpenNI
Emulation
General
Posted: 6 Apr 2011   Updated: 6 Apr 2011   Views: 15,171   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 88
Creating an iPhone-styled Windows Phone emulator.
Game Development
General
Posted: 21 Dec 2014   Updated: 21 Dec 2014   Views: 13,008   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
How to use Kinect v2 Face basics
Installation
General
Posted: 19 Jan 2011   Updated: 3 Dec 2013   Views: 576,473   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.74
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 27   Downloaded: 0
How-to: Successfully install Kinect on Windows (OpenNI and NITE).
Uncategorised Technical Blogs
General
Posted: 27 Jan 2014   Updated: 28 Jan 2014   Views: 22,495   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 6   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 8 Jun 2014   Updated: 8 Jun 2014   Views: 6,403   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
Kinect cursor for hand tracking
Posted: 3 Feb 2015   Updated: 3 Feb 2015   Views: 3,742   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 3   Downloaded: 0
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.
Posted: 6 Jun 2015   Updated: 6 Jun 2015   Views: 5,452   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 4   Downloaded: 0
Throughout my previous article, I demonstrated how you can access the 2D positions of the eyes, nose, and mouth, using Microsoft’s Kinect Face API.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015   Updated: 25 Sep 2015   Views: 3,474   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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During the past few months, I have been quite inactive. It was for a good reason, though. My team and I have been working on an ambitious project that helps Kinect developers build apps faster. I would like to introduce Vitruvius.
Posted: 24 Jan 2016   Updated: 24 Jan 2016   Views: 2,272   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 2   Downloaded: 0
Finger Tracking using Kinect v2
Posted: 15 Mar 2016   Updated: 15 Mar 2016   Views: 2,320   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 0
Drawing using Kinect v2
Posted: 30 Mar 2016   Updated: 30 Mar 2016   Views: 4,420   Rating: 4.50/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.77
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 5   Downloaded: 3
Hololens – The Ultimate Introduction
Posted: 4 Apr 2016   Updated: 6 Apr 2016   Views: 3,870   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Getting started with Hololens and Unity3D
Posted: 4 Apr 2016   Updated: 6 Apr 2016   Views: 4,350   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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How to install the Hololens SDK
Posted: 11 May 2016   Updated: 11 May 2016   Views: 2,620   Rating: 0.0 / 5    Votes: 0   Popularity: 0.0
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How to export your Unity Kinect project for Windows store
Posted: 10 Aug 2016   Updated: 10 Aug 2016   Views: 1,500   Rating: 4.78/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.84
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‘Til the next time, keep Kinecting!The post Measuring Distances using Kinect – The Right Way appeared first on Vangos Pterneas.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014   Updated: 9 Sep 2016   Views: 13,004   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.52
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Background removal using Kinect 2 (green screen effect)
Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools
Community Reviews
Posted: 4 Aug 2014   Updated: 4 Aug 2014   Views: 5,131   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.

Average tips rating: 4.68

.NET Framework
Utilities
Posted: 9 May 2012   Updated: 23 Jan 2014   Views: 34,604   Rating: 4.68/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.20
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 24   Downloaded: 0
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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