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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Win32

  • MSDN Windows Developer Center Redesign

    We've all been busy on our various sites. Earlier this year, we put out an overall redesign for MSDN. Yesterday, the asp.net site team went live with a redesign to the asp.net site (looks awesome, btw). Also yesterday, we went live with the redesigned Windows Developer Center on MSDN. The team really pulled out all the stops in making this a beautiful and usable site. From a visual des...

  • My First Windows C++ Application in Ages: Hello World in Win32 with Visual C++ 2010

    The last time I wrote C++ code that ran on Windows, the compiler came in a box that looked like this: (interesting in buying that? This person has it for sale) No, it didn't cost $49.95, that was just a special offer on an add-on. I seem to recall it was more like $700. Yes, the box was enormous. It weighed almost 25 pounds. It was full of printed paper manuals. Oh, and you ne...