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Login Overlay for WPF applications with a styling similar to the Windows 8 Login Screen.
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Fully exploit features of OpenHardwareMonitorLib.dll

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3 Dec 2012
Login Overlay for WPF applications with a styling similar to the Windows 8 Login Screen.
10 Jan 2014
Kees van Spelde
This is an alternative for "AutoShut, my first program in C#"
17 Feb 2015
Employment Tax computation and Payroll management app for Windows 8: contest entry
14 Apr 2014
Giannakakis Kostas
Port your libgdx games to run in Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms
26 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
This article will cover the basics of network programming using Network View in Unity 3D. We will be creating an Authoritative Server based networking environment showcasing the basics functions of network programming using Unity 3D and C#.
23 Oct 2012
We’ll be using HTML5, JavaScript, WinJS, and some helpful libraries from CreateJS along the way.
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The ninth article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
3 Apr 2017
Edgar Maass
Display a Point Cloud grabbed by the Microsoft Kinect v2 in a OpenGL control
13 Sep 2012
How to use UPnP on Windows 8
8 Jul 2015
Vahe Karamian
This article will cover the basics of Leap Motion integration into your Unity 3D project. We will look at the basic setup and implementation of the basics to get you started. In order for you to try the code you will need to have the Leap Motion hardware.
2 May 2017
Learn how to view a remote machine's file system using your own explorer like window, and transfer files and folders by dragging and dropping in C# using the TcpComm TCP library
31 Jan 2014
Dirk Bahle
Integrate AvalonEdit with text editing options into AvalonDock [2.0]
4 Jan 2013
Chris Maunder
Impressions on using a 3rd gen sensor-and touchscreen-equipped Intel Ultrabook prototype.
17 Jul 2015
Ben Thorner
A tutorial on RadialControls - a library of circular controls for Windows 8 Apps.
8 Oct 2015
App implements bi-directional semantic phone number-to-text converter, extended with novel Lottery+Quiz engine
26 Mar 2015
Gaurav Aroraa, Mahsa Hassankashi
In this article, we will discuss basics of Azure API Management to manage our Web API.
3 Nov 2016
Anele 'Mashy' Mbanga
Hello Basic4Java (B4J), a simple Java app written in basic language.
8 Jan 2013
This article demonstrates how to implement interfaces defined for a WinRT component using WRL and C++.
23 Jul 2014
Expression Blend - Playing with Sample Data (WPF , Windows Phone)
26 Oct 2014
Abhishek Nandy
An Overview of IOT
18 Sep 2012
This is the third in a series of posts that will show you to create a (very) simple Windows 8 game.
10 Feb 2013
This article describes a solution to access API and resources that are not available with WinRT.
13 Aug 2013
Abhishek Nandy
An app that contains heavy dosage of perceptual games
18 Feb 2015
Alvin Ashcraft
This year I have been looking at and starting to use several components from the Universal 14.2.4 release.
12 Apr 2016
Jalapeno Bob
A VB.NET version of Ray Koopa's 21 Mar 2016 article, Getting All "Special Folders" in .NET
8 Dec 2016
Using SQLite, leverage the create_aggregate(), and SQL's Between Operator to create a Normal Probability Distribution Histogram, or what is more commonly referred to as a Bell Curve.
15 Aug 2013
Chris Boss
OpenGL based 3D learning software
4 Sep 2013
KillBot Project
A make-over of one of the most popular family games, Monopoly.
13 Apr 2016
Steve Grundy
This article describes using the Windows MIDI API functions in a managed environment.
26 Sep 2018
An example on how to call Oracle stored procedures with UDTs from ASP.NET MVC / REST API
18 Aug 2013
Abhishek Nandy
Every Possible solution at one place
21 Aug 2013
Abhishek Nandy
A must app for Tablet Guys!!
23 Aug 2013
Adrian Akison
App Innovation Game for Lenovo Horizon All-In-One
16 Oct 2014
Lee Bamber
In this article you will learn how to improve the speed of your 3D game and understand what to look out for when porting your application to Ultrabook systems.
16 Oct 2014
Geoff Arnold
fter participating in an earlier Intel contest, developer Dave Gannon took on these challenges, coming back with a vengeance with Wormhole Pinball, the winning app in the games category in the Intel App Innovation Contest 2013 in partnership with the Intel® Developer Zone.
21 Mar 2015
Joe Dufresne
A small utility app which uses the excellent NAudio library to help organize backing tracks (audio files for band minus one situations), chord / lead sheets, lyrics, etc. Intended for Windows tablets running a full version of Windows 8.1.
26 May 2015
Here I share the code of an R&D experiment to explore an alternative approach to data virtualization, using Rx and a XAML ListView in a Windows Store app, where I consider the IObservableVector as an "Observing" collection that reacts to UI event streams
29 Jan 2017
Illya Reznykov
The post is devoted to screen saver application written in Wpf with Prism pattern.
7 Jan 2013
Introduce you to the key features of the new .NET OCR classes, provide you with a step-by-step approach for creating an OCR application, and provide you with sample code.
10 Dec 2013
Magnus Johansson
In this review of the 2013 v13.2 release, I will highlight what is new in the respective areas. But first, let’s install the suite.
16 Oct 2014
This article previews some in-development features of Audacity, which is a free, simple, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows*, Mac* OS X*, GNU/Linux*, and other operating systems.
1 Sep 2014
Variya karan
Navigation in Windows 8 with data
23 Dec 2014
Gerald Degeneve
Draw or render a Windows Form directly over the Wallpaper, behind the Desktop Icons in Windows 8+10
5 Aug 2014
A Simple Profiler for C++ apps on x64 platform
21 Mar 2017
Dave Clemmer
Mo+ is the first technology that fully supports model oriented development, allowing software developers to powerfully scale the work they already do.
16 Nov 2013
Unleash your wildest creativity with this unique doodle app for all ages.
7 Jan 2014
Demo Program WarpImage, Creating and Dragging linked points(Thumbnails,MVVM), access all pixels from/to WPF image, rigid MLS algorithm
17 May 2016
A modern, universal, c++ hooking library.
10 Oct 2012
Colin Eberhardt
This article describes my experiences of porting a novel gesture-driven Windows Phone app to Windows 8.
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The fourth article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
8 Jan 2015
Pooja Baraskar
Making the App World-Ready by adapting it for a specific culture and language.
31 Jan 2014
Dirk Bahle
How to integrate AvalonEdit into AvalonDock [2.0] using MVVM
19 Jun 2013
Karthik. A
An introduction to custom role providers in an ASP.NET MVC 3 application using the Entity Framework for ORM.
30 Sep 2015
Timo Kunze
Use undocumented parts of the Windows Vista list view API to enhance your application.
6 Dec 2016
Jon Campbell
Using "thunk" technique to add this pointer as fifth parameter to WndProc call for x32 and x64
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The first article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
20 Dec 2013
Marius Bancila
Shows how to easily create live tiles using the TileNotifications pack
10 Dec 2016
The Lexical Macro Processor transforms your C# code with a LISP-inspired macro system. Nice substitute for T4 templates, with Visual Studio integration and a Linux-compatible editor.
21 Apr 2014
Image cryptography using RSA algorithm in C#
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The eighth article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
16 Jul 2014
Florian Rappl
Architecture, design and implementation of a cross-platform Windows Desktop / Windows Store space shoot-em-up game.
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The sixth article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
10 Jul 2014
Marc Clifton
A Dynamic Runtime Semantic Computation Environment
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The third article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
6 Dec 2017
David O'Neil
My DWinLib Windows API wrapper combined with Francisco Campos's Pretty WinAPI framework
28 Feb 2018
Antonio Petricca
Win32, compiler independent, and extensible passive debugger
12 Sep 2014
Bruno Sonnino
In this article, I show you how to develop a soccer penalties shootout game.
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The fifth article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
17 Aug 2016
Edgar Maass
Open and display point clouds using a simple user control. Technology used: C# and the OpenGL library via the OpenTK port to .NET.
17 Nov 2013
Four player sci-fi maze game with traps and looting and that
30 Sep 2016
Florian Rappl
Exploring WPF capabilities, limitations and work-arounds to create state-of-the-art applications with multi-touch features.
16 Oct 2018
JL Doty
Fully exploit features of OpenHardwareMonitorLib.dll
7 Jan 2014
Petr Alexeev
Version Helper API for .NET – checking version of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 without Environment.OSVersion or application manifest
24 Sep 2013
Nayan Choudhary
WPF DataGrid with columns having drop down filter option (Excel style)
25 Oct 2013
Jason Gleim
An application to help QA inspectors in the field
29 Oct 2013
Juan Steyn
This article is an updated one discussing the configuration of IIS, ASP.NET and SQL Server.
25 May 2015
Evgeny Pereguda
Simple lib for capturing live-video from web-camera by using Media Foundation
18 Sep 2012
This is the fourth in a series of posts that will show you to create a (very) simple Windows 8 game.
16 Jun 2013
Andrey Dryazgov
Introduces a managed wrapper for the Interaction Context API and provides a consistent way for processing touch input in a managed desktop app for WinForms.
16 Aug 2012
Juan Pablo G.C.
Using MVVM with Windows 8 Modern UI.
26 Nov 2014
Jeremy Falcon
Provides a base to use when programming OpenGL-enabled applications for the real world, rather than a simple hello world.
25 Feb 2014
The ambivalent world of ambiguity, the slash, greedy and nongreedy. At the end, in lieu of refreshments, there will be an API reference.
6 Apr 2015
Dr Gadgit
Covers SSDP messages and XML replies plus how to stream a play-list
19 Dec 2016
Engineering Calculator VOLTA-814 (Productivity Software contest submission) was originally developed as HTML5 web application and later converted into desktop app using Intel’s AppUp encapsulator. The latest version for Win 7/8 released in 2014 is built on .NET/WPF.
25 Jun 2013
Gazmend Jakupi
Tutorial for developing in PHP
25 Sep 2015
Enjoy watching your videos on the big screen by building your own Home Theater PC and using XBMC / Kodi. Article also touches on other Media Players like Roku 3, Apple TV, Android TV Boxes...
15 Jan 2013
How to record and play PCM audio on Windows 8 in .NET.
15 May 2015
Lộc Nguyễn
Example of data binding for nested tree structure, and MVVM pattern.
13 Oct 2016
Fredrik Bornander
Showing how to prune nodes of a TreeView as a means of searching
7 Aug 2014
D. Infuehr
An introduction on how to implement global interceptable hooks in .Net
20 Sep 2013
Talha Naqvi
The best and most unconventional virtual carrom application optimized for AIO!
29 Oct 2014
Oleg Shilo
This article describes the CS-Script C# Intellisense plugin for Notepad++ (CSScriptNpp).
31 Dec 2014
Various features supporting Concurrency in C++11
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The seventh article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
4 Oct 2013
Antonio Petricca
.NET ServiceController class extension
9 Mar 2015
Peter Moore - Chicago
By writing your own Virtual File System with a little C++, you can escape ApplicationData.LocalFolder and read and write databases in any folder your app has access to.
6 Oct 2014
Gaurav Aroraa
In this article, we will learn how to consume ASP.NET WEB API hosted on another server (as a REST services only) using ASP.NET MVC4 (as a client) with RESTSHARP.
25 Oct 2017
A modular InnoSetup script to download and install all available .NET Framework versions and much more
16 Sep 2013
Browse your Google Drive and integrate your windows explorer with a Google's storage Cloud
3 Nov 2014
This is a basic how-to guideline to record audio in Windows Phone 8.1
24 Mar 2016
A simple and convenient wrapper class for Anonymous Pipes in C#
20 Jul 2014
Mubin M. Shaikh
This Article will give you a good start for Creating SSRS Report First time with SQL Server Analysis Services OLAP Cube
14 Sep 2012
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WPF and Form utilities that do a better job copying and comparing large files on cranky hardware. Plea for software manufacturers to consider fault tolerance.
19 Apr 2013
Farhan Ghumra
How to draw a driving route direction with Bing Maps in C#/XAML in a Windows 8 app.
13 Jul 2017
Chris Moutsos
How to connect to Amazon S3 with gSOAP to store and retrieve data
12 Jan 2010
Tiago Conceição
Library for handling and retrieving system icons
12 Dec 2016
Md. Faroque Hossain
Sending Faxes with fax-modem and telephone line in C#
25 Jun 2017
How to determine whether the monitor is on or off as a result of a Windows Power Scheme action
4 Sep 2013
Abhishek Nandy
Touch break and move the game objects
26 Feb 2014
Lots of new stuff this time, including an (almost) complete C# parser demo
21 Sep 2014
A USB library to detect USB devices, and manage Attach and Detach events
24 Jul 2015
A mini howto on using bass.dll & wrapper.
31 Jul 2013
Steve Chippy Paine
Harris Beach Developer Ultrabook unboxing and first impressions
12 Jul 2012
Meshack Musundi
A Metro tile puzzle game
11 Sep 2015
Gnanendra Kumar
An Artificial Intelligent Home Assistant
1 Apr 2014
Reminder: simple Windows Store App. In this App I try to use some specific features for Windows 8 app. As result - i got good experience and now i want to show what was done.
21 Aug 2014
Asynchronous, "crash safe" logging with dynamic logging sinks
26 May 2014
Creating custom control for Windows Phone and Store Using Expressions Blend
8 May 2015
Vahe Karamian
The tenth article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.
29 Jun 2012
This article provides Attached Behavior based approach to manage Multiple Selection in Collection Based UI control from the View Model. All the code in this article is strictly applicable to Win 8 metro style apps. Though the Behaviors can be easily adapted to WPF/Silverlight.
2 Apr 2014
Khademul Basher
Single Page Application development using Backbone and performing database operations using Web API services.
6 Nov 2013
Farhan Ghumra
A Metro style app for basic drawing feature.
18 Oct 2013
Douglas M. Weems
Easily import Excel Sheets into PowerShell as PS Objects
28 Jul 2013
A four-player soap-box time-trial game with a twist.
7 Apr 2014
It is simple video capture application using Windows form with VC++. This project demonstrate, Configuration VC++ for Opencv as well as create windows form application.
7 Feb 2014
How to capture video from webcam and video file (*.AVI)
20 Jan 2014
Prasanna Venkatesh . K
Simple C# functions to access SkyDrive folders and files using Live Connect SDK
23 Apr 2014
Self contained EXE animation
3 Jul 2016
Graham Wilson
An application to demonstrate the icon sizes used by Windows.
25 Sep 2012
VB code to convert MP3 to WAV in Windows 8 using MediaFoundation
14 Mar 2015
Gaurav Aroraa
In this article, we will discuss all about TDD Katas and how we can get hands-on with Test Driven Development (TDD).
5 Mar 2015
This contest submission is for a home monitoring solution that reads temperature, humidity and states from various sensors around a home. The data is stored in Azure and can be accessed via mobile devices.
1 Aug 2015
Through this article, you will learn how to deploy the sideloaded Windows 8 app to production easily and maintain/provide regular upgrade version of the app.
26 Mar 2014
David Fahlander
Discover the hidden features of indexedDB!
22 Jan 2014
First of a kind radiation counter directly connected to ARM processor on Windows RT
7 May 2015
Winfried Wille
M3U-Copy copies the entries of a playlist in the M3U format to a target directory or rewrites the playlist
24 Nov 2015
You can share a peer's desktop with any others using this software, designate the sharer and viewers in any way you can imagine. Detailed development document and user manual can be found in the Download.
14 Jan 2014
Article explain the importance of background processing in Windows 8 Store App development and how to create a background process in Windows 8 Store App
16 Feb 2015
Michael Chourdakis
The ability to compress/decompress data in Win32
17 Feb 2015
Win8/Tablet PC app allows inflation calculation on individual products and basket of goods (AIC-2013)
9 Nov 2014
Abhishek Nandy
simple example of Windows Embedded with Intel Galileo(Stage #2 Windows Embedded)
15 Aug 2016
Edgar Maass
Different methods to align (aka stich, register) point clouds via the ICP (Iterative Closest Point) method
1 Sep 2015
David Maw
A way to embed help pages within a Windows RT or Phone program
26 Sep 2013
Lewis Benge
Leverage new device APIs in Win8.1.
7 Oct 2015
Use JavaScript to manage control layouts, formatting and highlights, without the need for Postback which is not so clean.
4 Sep 2013
Abhishek Nandy
an app that provides 3D models of Human SpaceFlights
17 Nov 2014
Browser control plays an important role in hybrid application development, when browser controls are used for a prolonged time its memory foot print starts to increase gradually. This article explains a way to host the browser control in a separate process which can be loaded/unloaded as needed.
11 Jun 2015
Khaled Abdelhamid
Core utility components - Localization, Configuration, Logging, and Exception Handling.
31 Mar 2014
Adil Mughal
This article explains how developers can leverage Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern and .NET Portable Class Libraries (PCL) to create a shared/reusable code for developing apps on Windows Phone and Windows Store platforms.
26 Mar 2016
Mahesh Rajaram Shinde
This project is designed for addressing SQL Server Script deployment on multiple servers and databases.
21 Apr 2016
Build a microservice with Service Fabric on Windows Server 2012 using ASP.NET 5 and Service Fabric SDK
26 Jun 2016
Evgeny Pereguda
Simple imitation of direct streaming of live video from web cam on YouTube service on Windows 8 and Windows 10
24 Jan 2016
Vladimir Misovsky
Overriding CMFCShellTreeCtrl and CMFCShellListCtrl classes
31 Aug 2014
Unleashing Grids in Expression Blend and it's Major Role in Responsive Design
8 Nov 2016
Anele 'Mashy' Mbanga
Using Basic4Android, develop your first Android Native App
5 Dec 2014
Interoperability: Calling C++ from C#
10 Jun 2018
hasan bozkurt
How to obtain HDD information with C#
27 Nov 2014
Member 10951710
A simple extension to the original TextBox, allowing simple calculations (+, /, *, -)
31 May 2014
A Winforms application for configuring EC2 security groups - a future winforms ec2 console
8 Jun 2012
In a previous blog post I explained to you how to install Windows 8 in a virtual machine in VirtualBox. In VirtualBox I used 1 gig of memory and 2 of my cores and it performed quite good. However in the metro interface I had some issues with my mouse (scrolling, delays etc.) So yesterday [...]
21 Jan 2013
Rahul Lalmalani
This articles shows you how to put your site logo right next to apps on the Windows 8 Start Screen.
13 Feb 2013
HTML5 Partners
The increasing power and complexity of these apps means developers need better tools like Error.stack for handling errors and diagnosing bugs. In this article, I’ll show you some simple debugging techniques to help save you time.
5 Jun 2014
In this article we are going to build a UserControl in WPF which is intended to make the user choose a directory in his FIleSystem
22 Jan 2015
Arpankumar Rank
MixUp Puzzle! Is a Memory Power Game. It can be played by anybody especially kids.
5 Apr 2016
Mark Kruger
To And From Binary Literals for all standard .net numeric value types.
23 Dec 2015
Ashwin. Shetty
Writing your first app using Mean Stack (M = MongoDB, E = Express.JS, A = Angular.JS and N = Node.js)
25 Feb 2015
A very easy way to drive PowerShell console application through MFC
4 Nov 2014
Make to Cook any one with health care service to the user
25 Mar 2015
This article show how to integrate Arduino, RaspberryPi, Azure EventHubs, WorkRole, WebService, WCF with Restful API to build a simple IoT information service backend connect by Universal App.
24 Jul 2013
Touch enabled application for creating scrapbooks from social service hosted pictures.
9 Sep 2013
Here ,we provide simple and practical keyword extraction software and dll for long text
5 Mar 2012
kishore Gaddam
Internals of how the application is installed and run – WinRT, Windows 8, C++, C#.NET, Metro
8 Mar 2012
Install Win 8 developer preview in your VirtualBox
1 Oct 2012
Tim Corey
A smart task list that is as portable and compact as the Ultrabook it is designed to run on.
7 Jan 2013
The advanced WinRT imaging technology in LEADTOOLS will include everything developers need to build imaging enabled Windows Store applications including support for loading and saving over 100 file formats, PDF and PDF/A, touch screen enabled viewer controls, annotations and image processing.
21 Nov 2012
Alvin Ashcraft
This is my third and final review of the Intel Ultrabook.
7 Dec 2012
Optical Zooming: How to Correct Legacy Document Modes Problems with Fonts.
21 Dec 2012
Intel Corporation
Ultrabook Convertible Application Design Considerations.
21 Dec 2012
Intel Corporation
Case Study: Soma Games Develops Graphics-rich Game for Ultrabook™ in the Intel® Ultimate Coder Challenge
19 Feb 2013
Chapter excerpt from Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript
22 Mar 2013
Pablo Fernandez Duran
This article will show you how to use the CodeFluent Entities UI producers. From the same and unique model you can generate screens that will be rendered in the targeted platforms of your choice. You will see how CodeFluent Entities is totally UI-agnostic.
12 Apr 2013
Intel Corporation
Case Study: 4tiitoo Constructs a Modern User Interface with Voice, Gesture, and Eye Tracking Input
26 Apr 2013
Intel Corporation
Loclville is a free Windows* 8 app that provides an easy-to-use virtual community notice board. This article covers that app's journey.
26 Jul 2013
Intel Corporation
Case Study: Sesame Factory Engages Sensor Functionality on Ultrabook™ Systems for an Enhanced Diary Application
11 Feb 2015
Help us help you improve community health
17 Jan 2014
In this paper we walk through a sample application (in this case a game that quizzes people on the Periodic Table) that enables multi-user, multi-touch capability and is optimized for large touchscreen displays.
17 Jan 2014
Erik Niemeyer
An overview of gameplay software for Windows 8 lets gamers use and build their own Virtual Controllers for touch, which are overlaid on top of existing PC games
17 Mar 2014
Upgrading to Windows 8.1 further refines the Windows 8 user experience. Many of the changes are subtle, but there are some significant points that showcase the performance and power of Intel architecture.
25 Mar 2014
This article will discuss how the Krita developers added 2 in 1 mode-awareness - including implementation of both automatic and user-selected mode switching and some of the areas developers should consider when creating applications for the 2 in 1 experience to their applications.
25 Mar 2014
Erik Niemeyer, Chris Kirkpatrick
Ideum’s collaboration with Intel gave them access to technology and engineering resources to make the touch overlay and 2-in-1 awareness in Gameplay possible.

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