Windows 10 UWP: Using PlayReady content protection with live DASH

I’ve recently blogged about using PlayReady content protection with Smooth Streaming on Windows 10 UWP by initialising a MediaProtectionManager object in the player element. Since PlayReady is a technology for handling protected media content, it is possible to use it with different stream formats like Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). In the previous days, I have been exploring the […]

NDepend v5.0 available

I’ve just received my copy of NDepend v5.0: this new version adds several great features to the product including Support for Visual Studio 2013 (yeah!) New Dashboard Panel Focusing on Recent Rules violation UI Enhancements Trend Monitoring Churning Rules and Queries Report Enhancements Click here to read a detailed description of the new capabilities and access the […]

NDepend v4.1 adds CQLinq killer feature and support for Windows Store apps

I already blogged about NDepend basic features here: I was positively impressed by the capabilities of this tool by fellow MVP Patrick Smacchia. NDepend permits you to examine .NET projects and highlight different metrics in the code in order to better analyse what areas of your solution needs refactoring for improving performance, code maintainability, application […]

Windows Phone 8 Multi-Touch Behaviors available on CodePlex

The last week has been very exciting for Microsoft developers: The //build/ conference in Redmond was full of amazing content including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 SDK, Microsoft Surface, Xbox SmartGlass, Kinect for Windows and the new language TypeScript. Unfortunately I hadn’t the possibility to participate at the conference but had some free time during the week-end to watch some of […]

Multi-Touch Behaviors updated: Windows Phone “Mango” support, Manipulation / Inertia Processors and more

I’ve just published on CodePlex and the Expression gallery a new release of the Multi-Touch behaviors including these new features: support for Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 (refresh) “Mango”; added new property “IgnoredTypes” for excluding particular control types from the manipulations (thanks to Richie for the suggestions, feedback and code samples); the “Manipulation Processor” and “Inertia Processor” […]

Using the Multi-Touch Behavior in a Windows Phone 7 Multi-Page application

In these days I’m receiving several questions in the Multi-Touch Behaviors forums about enabling Multi-Touch manipulations in Windows Phone applications composed by more than one page. Today I’ve modified the available sample inserting an additional page containing an image enabled for translation, rotation, zoom and inertia via the usual “MultiTouchBehavior“: Starting from release 0.6.1 it’s […]

Adding / Removing the Multi-Touch Blend Behavior using C# code-behind

I’ve received several requests about the modalities of enabling multi-touch on a UI element using the Behavior available on my CodePlex project. The traditional syntax using XAML is here: What about if you want to achieve the same result using C#? Just obtain a collection of behaviors for your element and then add/remove the MultiTouchBehavior using […]

Windows Phone 7, Multi-Touch Behaviors and the Surface samples for Silverlight

I’ve just finished some experiments using the Windows Phone 7 emulator and the “Microsoft Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Microsoft Silverlight” in order to enable Multi-Touch gestures using Blend Behaviors: This new implementation, now available for download in the Expression Gallery, permits to enable Multi-Touch gestures (the usual translation, rotation, zoom and inertia) on […]