Posts tagged ‘SDKs’

Building Applications that Can Talk

In this article we are going to explore the Speech API library that’s part of the TTS SDK that helps you reading text and speaking it. We’re going to see how to do it programmatically using C# and VB.NET and how to make use of LINQ to make it more interesting. The last part of this article talks about…… won’t tell you more, let’s see!

Microsoft Agent; Providing a Custom Popup Menu

A second honeymoon with Microsoft Agent. Do you remember our article Programming Microsoft Agent in WinForms and our sample application PartIt? After you have included your desired agent in your application, are you feeling bad with the default popup menu? If so, then you are in the right place (welcome :).)

Changing Screen Resolution Programmatically via DirectX

This lesson focuses on how to change the screen resolution and color system programmatically via DirectX. It starts by an overview about how the Windows satisfies user’s need through the Display Settings window. Then, it digs into discussing how to retrieve these settings and to change these programmatically in the .NET environment.

Download Vista Bridge Sample Library 1.4

The Vista Bridge Sample Library contains source code for assemblies that provide managed code developers access to Windows Vista features that are not available in the .NET Framework. Some of the features included in the Vista Bridge Sample Library are – Vista style Task and File Dialogs, Common Open and Save dialogs, Application Recovery and Restart, Known Folders, Network Lists, Power Management, User Account Control, CommandLink control, Aero Wizard Control, System provided icons etc.

Programming Microsoft Agent in Windows Forms

Microsoft Agent is an unprecedented technology to create innovative, new conversational interfaces for applications and Web pages. It provides powerful animation capability, interactivity, and versatility, with incredible ease of development.

Microsoft Agent is a technology that provides a foundation for more natural ways for people to communicate with their computers. It is a set of software services that enable developers to incorporate interactive animated characters into their applications and Web pages. These characters can speak, via a Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine or recorded audio, and even accept spoken voice commands. Microsoft Agent empowers developers to extend the user interface beyond the conventional mouse and keyboard interactions prevalent today.

Windows 7 .NET Interop Sample Libraries

We’ve got .NET sample libraries and example for managed code developers to target Windows 7 new APIs!

DirectX 9.26.1590 (March 2009), End-User Runtime and Developers SDK

The March 2009 DirectX SDK download contains the tools needed to build cutting-edge, media-rich, interactive applications. It includes runtimes, headers and libraries, samples, documentation, utilities, and support for C++ development.

Download SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 BETA and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.