MEF Tutorial (Managed Extensibility Framework)

In my previous post I talked about dot net’s Managed Extensibility Framework. In this post I will be walking through a simple MEF tutorial to show how MEF can be used in an application. Microsoft provide an excellent tutorial on how to use MEF in the context of a simple calculator application, so I’m going […]

Using MongoDB in C#

One recent technology I had heard an awful lot about but had not had a chance to use was NoSQL Databases. The idea that I could store data in an object oriented format, and not a relational format excited me, as I could see it being very useful and easy to fit into applications, and […]

Finding if StorageFile is in StorageFolder in Windows 8 Apps

When developing Windows 8 Apps, it is likely you will come across issues when dealing with files. This is because Windows 8 Apps are in a sandboxed environment, and access to files on the system are particularly limited. One oversight I believe has been made in all this is when dealing with paths of a […]

Simplify menus in XNA game development

It’s something most, if not all games needs, a good menu. So I was quite surprised when I searched for existing solutions to creating a good menu in XNA, and there were not a lot of resources that involved creating a class that would handle all the menu creation, display, and actions. This blog post […]