Friday, April 30, 2010

Grad Students Create TaxiCity Game with Bing Maps

Grad Students Create TaxiCity Game with Bing Maps

TaxiCity_0

What happens when you mix Canadian Grad Students, Silverlight, Bing Maps and the perfect push up? Well, apparently, you get Taxi City. Taxi City is an online game powered by Silverlight and Bing Maps Platform for picking up and dropping off passengers in and around Vancouver, Canada.

TaxiCity_1

The game uses keyboard controls to navigate the streets and a Bing Map inset for viewing the actual road in Vancouver. It's fricking hard, but fun!

From the team, "We are a group of first- and second-year graduate students at the Centre For Digital Media at Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Our team is composed of students from China, India, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the US, and includes a skill-set ranging from programmers to graphic designers, producers and project managers. We are a game development team working this term to create a project that showcases the power of Silverlight and the Bing API for Microsoft Canada." I was lucky enough to engage with these guys early and guided them to document their adventures with Bing Maps coding and they've made some (entertaining) videos for your perusal. They even provided the code! Nice guys. Cool app. Go waste some of your day playing.

from Bing Community
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Awesome "Artificial Intelligence" in Gmail - Google Rocks

Dear All,

I found an excellent "Tip" in gmail. I wrote an email message in which i wrote "Files are attached" but as usually I forgot to attach the files. Now when I press the send button Google Rocks... with perfect message look at this


"
                         Did you mean to attach files?
                         You wrote "are attached" in your message, but there are no files attached. Send any way?


"
Regards,
Shahzad Afzal
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Auto increment column in gridview ASP.NET

To add an autoincrement column in GridView we can do like this


<asp:GridView ID="gvPurchase" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" SkinID="sknGvAll">
                        <Columns>
                            <asp:TemplateField>
                                <ItemTemplate>
                                    <%# Container.DataItemIndex + 1 %>
                                </ItemTemplate>
                                <HeaderStyle Width="1%" />
                            </asp:TemplateField>
</Columns>
                    </asp:GridView>

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Explore Pakistan with IE8 and win Prizes..

Dear Friends,

Take a quiz at Microsoft its Explore Pakistan with IE8 ...

Click & win prizes...

http://www.explorepakistan.com.pk/Registration.aspx?ReferralCode=15112

Thanks,
Shahzad Afzal

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