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Developing Tablet PC Applications (Programming Series)

Developing Tablet PC Applications (Programming Series)

The new Tablet PC combines the latest incarnation of previous notebook computing technologies (i.e., digital ink and voice commands) with the power and reliability of Windows® XP, possibly making it the most versatile PC ever. Developing Tablet PC Applications teaches programmers how to create applications for this exciting new platform using the SDK developed for it. It begins by explaining how to install and use the SDK, and then delves into the creation of several specific applications, such as a drawing program, an MP3 player, and a signature recognition program. It also covers game-related topics.

KEY FEATURES
* Goes beyond the functionality of the SDK, and delves into the creation of specific applications
* Provides an easy-to-understand guide suitable for both beginning and experienced programmers, and also covers VB.NET fundamentals
* Includes a companion CD-ROM with the Microsoft DirectX 9.0b SDK and complete source code for all the projects in the book

ON THE CD!

* SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT
Microsoft DirectX 9.0b SDK and everything needed to develop applications for Microsoft Agent
* Projects and Source Code:
Complete source code and executables for the examples contained in the book
* IMAGES
Contains all the figures from the text

SELECTED APPLICATIONS
* FULL SCREEN UTILITY
Introduces some key concepts for pen and ink
* SCREEN ROTATION
Rotates the screen programmatically
* MP3 PLAYER
Plays music with the Tablet PC
* MEDIA PLAYER CONTROLLED WITH GESTURES
Uses gestures to control a multimedia player
* SPEECH INPUT WITH SAPI
Dictates using SAPI
* SPEECH INPUT WITH AGENT
Allows command and control using Agent
* POWER MANAGEMENT
Directs the power management from within your own applications
* PONG
Includes unique options for controlling players with the pen
* FAXING
Faxes from your own programs
* 3D RENDERING
Renders 3D scenes using OpenGL, DirectX ® 9 and third-party engines

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3D Game Programming With Directx 8.0 (Game Development Series)

3D Game Programming With Directx 8.0 (Game Development Series)

Most game programming books seem to focus on a specific topic like DirectX or OpenGL. This book includes everything necessary to build a complete game, including source code, tutorials, and third party software for creating models, sound effects, character animation and more. Using Visual Basic as the preferred language, the projects may be converted and built using C++, C#, VB.net or others.

Key Features
* Create game components using Microsoft DirectX 8.0 Software Development Kit, Milkshape 3D, Paint Shop Pro, Cool Edit 2000, TrueVision 3D, and ACID
* Create a Half-Life MDL viewer for testing new models
* CD-ROM is loaded with source code, tutorials, and third-party software

On the CD! The CD-ROM includes all of the necessary tools (with the exception of Visual Basic) to write the programs that are developed in each chapter. It also includes full color images of all of the figures in the book and the source code and executable files for the sample projects.

APPLICATIONS AND DEMOS:
* Microsoft DirectX 8.0 Software Development Kit
* PaintShop Pro 7.0 (Evaluation Copy)
* Milkshape 3D version 1.5.9 (Evaluation Copy)
* TrueVision 3D 5 Engine (Shareware Copy)
* Acid 2.0 d (Evaluation Copy)
* Cool Edit 2000 (Evaluation Version) FIGURES:
* The full color version of all the figures in the book

TUTORIALS AND SAMPLE FILES:
* 2D sample textures
* Milkshape 3D created models
* A design document template/sample
* Music and sound effects

SOURCE CODE:
*Arranged by chapter and includes the source code and executable files for every sample in the book

VB.NET Palm OS Development Code Magazine

VB.NET Palm OS Development Code Magazine

Click Here to View my article “VB.NET Palm OS” at Code-Magazine.com.

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Learning Visual Basic.NET through Applications

Learning Visual Basic.NET through Applications

Learning Visual Basic.NET through Applications teaches Visual Basic.Net programming by showing the user how to create practical applications. Instead of reading chapter after chapter on individual topics, youíll focus on developing complete, self-contained projectsbeginning with an explanation of the concepts and followed by the complete source code. The applications from each chapter can be used immediately, so the rewards of learning are quick and extensive.

KEY FEATURES

* Learn to program in Visual Basic.net while creating projects, including an MP3 player, encryption, DIRECTX 8.1 graphics, sending E-mail, a Microsoft Agent Active X Control and many others

* Includes material on migrating to Visual Basic.net and basics of the .NET framework, especially as it compares to previous versions of VB

* Extensive material on mathematics and random number functions, object-oriented programming in Visual Basic.net, Strings, GDI+, and Error handling

* CD-ROM is loaded with source code, graphics, and project files

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