Synergist

Combining Software in Amazing Ways

Using the InkToolbar with Custom Dry Ink in Windows Anniversary Edition

I have been experimenting with the new InkToolbar control in the new Windows Anniversary Update and...

Author: Synergist Date: 08/26/2016

Console Ouptut: my New Debugging and Testing tool for Windows

I have been working with a partner who wanted to get standard console output from a UWP app for...

Author: Synergist Date: 08/20/2016

Watercoloring, 3D Printing, CAD, Hour of Code, Windows Apps, and The Creative Process

If you know me, you know that I like creating stuff and the creative process. Having studied...

Author: Synergist Date: 12/10/2015

3D Printing in Windows 10

If you know me, you know that I have always been interested in design tools: devices and processes...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/14/2015

Having Fun with the Neon API

One of the exciting things that got to do at South by Southwest last month in Austin was help with a...

Author: Synergist Date: 04/26/2015

APIs as Artistic Expression: the Neon API

Musicians take care to craft so many of the ways that they express themselves beyond the music that...

Author: Synergist Date: 03/18/2015

Using the Multilingual App Toolkit with WPF Applications

One of the toolkits available to app developers enabling them to reach new audiences is the...

Author: Synergist Date: 03/05/2015

Xaml Generator – a New App for Office

A few years ago I build and shared the source code for a Word to Xaml Converter, a Word 2007 add-in...

Author: Synergist Date: 12/09/2014

Pausing Video when a Companion Ad is Clicked

When building a media app on Windows Phone 8.1, it is very popular for developers to use the...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/20/2014

Surface Pro 3 + Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

The past two days, I have had an amazing time helping attendees at the Adobe MAX conference setup...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/08/2014

POV Hackathon Prototype: Aerial Viewing

This past weekend, I participated in the most interesting hackathon:  Sponsored by the PBS...

Author: Synergist Date: 05/20/2014

Kinetic Typography: a New Design Tool

If you know my background, you know that I have a passion for building tools for creative...

Author: Synergist Date: 05/02/2014

Time-Lapse: Crowdsourcing Time-Lapse Photography

I’ve always loved seeing time-lapse photographs and knowing a bit about photography and videography,...

Author: Synergist Date: 01/18/2014

Updating Windows Store Apps for Windows 8.1

I’ve recently updated four of the apps that I had published for Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and...

Author: Synergist Date: 11/18/2013

Can this be my Next Journal?

As many of you know, I have been keeping physical journals for years – using them for drawing,...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/25/2013

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 is an Animation Studios

I’ve tried out the new Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 machines in the Windows Store and I...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/25/2013

Using New Windowing Feature in Windows 8.1

I’ve just updated my Windows Store app, Zoetrope to take advantage of the new Windows 8.1 feature...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/25/2013

Windows 8 FlipView Looping Sample

One of my customers asked me how to make a Windows 8 Xaml FlipView control that automatically loops....

Author: Synergist Date: 09/21/2013

South By Southwest Panel & Workshop Proposals

Today the Panel Picker for South by Southwest 2014 goes live. For those of you who haven’t...

Author: Synergist Date: 08/19/2013

How Zoetrope can Create Movies from other Apps

When I was creating Zoetrope, I wanted to make it easy for other apps that work with images to take...

Author: Synergist Date: 06/24/2013

Zoetrope: Create Motion from Pictures on Windows 8

I just published Zoetrope a Windows Store app that makes it super easy to create movies from still...

Author: Synergist Date: 06/17/2013

Authentic: a Connected Media Experience Player

For the past year I have been working with the record labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group,...

Author: Synergist Date: 05/31/2013

Windows Store App Xaml GridView with Variable Templates

One of the useful controls to use when creating a Windows Store app for Windows 8 is the GridView...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/25/2012

Making a Great Snapped View for your Web Site on IE10 on Windows 8

One of the great features of Windows 8 Metro Applications is the Snapped View where app developers...

Author: Synergist Date: 04/23/2012

My Favorite New Features of Windows Phone 7 Mango

A few days ago I got a notice over my phone that an update was ready to be installed and I should...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/01/2011

Teaching Computer Programming at Home

This past week I had a great time teaching my 9-year-old son Alex and 9 of his friends computer...

Author: Synergist Date: 06/27/2011

I’m About to Start Teaching Ten 9-Year Olds Computer Programming

Next week, the Fairfax Computer Camp will open in my home. As I work from home, I have a bit of...

Author: Synergist Date: 06/17/2011

Converting SVG to XAML with IE9 and the Microsoft XPS Document Writer

There is a growing library of content on the internet in SVG, especially with sites like The Noun...

Author: Synergist Date: 04/20/2011

Silverlight UI Developer Job at Check Six Training Systems

Immediate Opening with one of the fasting growing U.S. companies. What? You haven't heard of Check...

Author: Synergist Date: 04/19/2011

Why I Chose the Dell Venue Pro

After more than a month of waiting, I am the proud owner of a new Dell Venue Pro Windows...

Author: Synergist Date: 01/14/2011

C# Silverlight Developer Jobs at Inviso in Bellevue, WA

Subscribe to this Silverlight Jobs Feed.Inviso builds world class software solutions specializing in...

Author: Synergist Date: 01/04/2011

Updated SMF Thumbnail Scrubbing Sample Code

I just posted an update to the code I wrote almost a year ago for showing thumbnail images of a...

Author: Synergist Date: 12/28/2010

Silverlight Designer/Developer Job in Orange County, CA

This person will be the pivotal person in the development and design of the "new" GUI. The current...

Author: Synergist Date: 11/17/2010

Silverlight Engineer/Architect Jobs at Netflix

I have just heard that Netflix has two job openings for Silverlight Architect/Engineers in Los...

Author: Synergist Date: 11/17/2010

Dotfuscator for Windows Phone Released

One of the great partners that I have worked with on the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework...

Author: Synergist Date: 11/02/2010

Adding Windows Phone Capability Detection to your Build Process

There is a new Capability Detection tool in the Windows Phone Developer Tools October update that...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/30/2010

Windows Phone 7 at the Sprint Developer Conference

Tomorrow, October 26, 2010, I will be at the Sprint Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California,...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/25/2010

Download Progress Bar for Silverlight Media Framework Player

One of my customers has been using the Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework player for their...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/23/2010

Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.7 Released

This weekend, in preparation for today’s Windows Phone 7 launch, we released, the Microsoft...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/11/2010

San Francisco Silverlight User Group 10/14 Meeting: Windows Phone 7 Design & Development

What San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting When Thursday 10/14/2010 7:00 PM Where Golden Gate...

Author: Synergist Date: 10/05/2010

Adding A Dynamic JumpList to My Site’s Pinned Application in IE9

Earlier this week, I explained how you could easily add an Internet Explorer 9 pinned site mode to...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/22/2010

Job Opening: UX Integration Developer at Turner in Atlanta, GA

Position: UX Integration Developer Overview: The successful candidate will work closely with the...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/20/2010

Tracking IE9 Site Mode Launches with Google Analytics

So you’ve taken the five minutes to add an Internet Explorer 9 Site Mode for your website so...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/20/2010

Updating My Personal Site, Charette.com to have a Site Mode in IE9

Now that the beta of Internet Explorer 9 is out (you can download it from here), there are new...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/20/2010

Tracking Ad Clicks with the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework on the Windows Phone

Along with the release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools and the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/16/2010

Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.6 Released

We have just released on CodePlex the latest version of the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics...

Author: Synergist Date: 09/16/2010

BALL Watch Silverlight Contest Winners Announced

The judging for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest is now over and we are proud to announce the...

Author: Synergist Date: 08/30/2010

A Value Converter for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest

A contestant in the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest was working on creating his entry (Due August 5,...

Author: Synergist Date: 07/23/2010

Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework Updated

We have just released an update to the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework to include the...

Author: Synergist Date: 07/20/2010

Next San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting July 8

The next San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting will be held this Thursday night at the...

Author: Synergist Date: 07/05/2010

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