kinect drums

Whilst exploring the possibilities opened by the Kinect device I made a demo using the OpenNI framework with PrimeSense NITE components.   Kinect Drums As you can see from the video it allows tracking of multiple ‘players’. I started…

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OpenNI + Kinect (getting set up on Windows)

    I have recently been hacking around with a kinect camera + OpenNI + PrimeSense NITE components and initially it was quite challenging to get the software bits and pieces installed correctly. I got it working but then needed…

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WP7 UserControls

by Peter Daukintis Since silverlight 2 we have had the concept of the UserControl which provides a simple way to compose a re-usable part of our user interface. This allows multiple uses of the same ui across an application which…

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Simple textbox validation wp7

Since wp7 is based on Silverlight 3 then input validation can be done (love or loathe it) via exceptions. Here’s a simple example… <Grid x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="1"> <Border x:Name="errorBorder" Background="Red" Opacity="0"></Border> <TextBox Margin="8" Text="{Binding MyText, Mode=TwoWay, NotifyOnValidationError=True, ValidatesOnExceptions=True}" BindingValidationError="ContentPanel_BindingValidationError"> <TextBox.InputScope> <InputScope>…

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MS translator api text to speech WP7

I’ve been messing around around with the ms translator api ( and thought I’d post my sample code. A quick app that speaks with a localized French accent.

databinding BingMaps Control Wp7 MVVM

Ok, so a similar treatment for the Bing Maps control as for previous posts on the Pivot and Panorama controls. So starting out with a standard Windows Phone Application project… Straight into the xaml: <Maps:Map x:Name="map" Grid.Row="1"> <Maps:MapItemsControl ItemsSource="{Binding PushPins}">…

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WCF Rest Service – WP7 Client

Here is a working project with an extremely simple WCF rest service and a Windows Phone 7 client application using WebClient.   WebHttpBinding Service + WP7 Client

Data Binding Panorama Control WP7 MVVM

by Peter Daukintis Ok, this is just a quick follow-up to a previous post Data Binding Pivot Control just as confirmation that this approach will work for the WP7 Panorama Control as well. Starting with the project from the previous…

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WP7 looping selector

by Peter Daukintis After release of the RTM software tools for WP7 I was pleased to see the looping controls manifested as DatePicker and TimePicker since I was considering creating similar…These are built on top of the LoopingSelector control which…

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Data Binding Pivot Control WP7 MVVM

by Peter Daukintis Ok, having had access to the official WP7 Pivot control in the RTM Tools for Windows Phone 7 for a few days I thought it was time to explore and particularly in it’s data binding capabilities. I…

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