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Interacting with the DLR

The Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) is a new feature of the .NET platform. Its intended purpose is to support dynamic languages, such as Python...

Windows Phone Using Location Services (GPS)

GPS 101 Let’s spend a few minutes to just learn the basics of GPS, in order to better use it in our code. What GPS...

Drawing with Z-Index Ordering

Prioritized Drawing We already have the ability to perform prioritized “z-index” drawing of a sprite image with the SpriteBatch.Draw() method, and we have been using...

Transforming Frame Animations

Drawing Frames with Color Mods We will first test the frame animation system with color modifications, then get into transform mods, and then create a...

Sprite Frame Animation

Drawing Animation Frames Let’s dig into the nitty-gritty of sprite animation. Most beginners create an animation sequence by loading each frame from a separate bitmap...

Working with XML Data

Using the .NET XML Functionality If you know how to work with XML in .NET languages such as C#, then you already know how to...

Sprite Transform Animation

The preceding hour saw the introduction of a powerful new Animation class that added color animation effect capabilities to Sprite objects. By subclassing Animation,...

Sprite Color Animation

Getting Started with Color Animation The first important point to consider when building an animation system that works with the Sprite class without infiltrating the...

Managing Lots of Sprites

Robot Trash Collectors Our example in this hour is a simulation of robot trash collectors. The robots are represented as white circles, and the trash...

Debugging IronPython Applications

Understanding IronPython Warnings Warnings are simply indicators that something could be wrong with your application or might not work under all conditions. For example, if...

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