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IP CAM Controller v1.2.76 is on Google Play.

4. November 2012 17:43 by Zexu in

1. Global floating camera view, you can keep an eye on your camera while doing other things. The floating window can be dragged to anywhere you want.

 

 

2. Share camera access with friends and family, you can share the access of your camera with a encrypted hyper link. On click on that link the app will open the camera view directly without going though any setup work. 

 

 

3. Share the snapshot of your camera with one click

 

 

Android app on Google Play

Get back your microsoft games in win8

3. November 2012 19:43 by Jerry in
  1. Copy all files and sub folders in "Microsoft Games" from old system backup, which in my case locates at: C:\Windows.old\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games
  2. copy old backup C:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\CardGames.dll to
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\FreeCell
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Solitaire
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\SpiderSolitaire
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Hearts
  3. Download the Microsoft Games Patcher 1.2 from http://rghost.net/37573001 (please ignore any warning from anti-virus software such as Windows Defender)
  4. Run and apply the patch

Ref: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/33214-How-to-use-Microsoft-Games-from-Windows-7-in-Windows-8

IP CAM Controller v2.5.1 is now on Windows Phone store

2. November 2012 20:16 by Jerry in IP CAM, Windows Phone

The new version (BTW Microsoft finally support 4 digits version numberLaughing) contains a new function - to share your camera's snapshot to social networks (Facebook and Twitter at the moment). How to do it? Pretty simple...

1) tap the share button (the 4th button at the bottom)

 

2) Choose which social network you would like to share

 

 

3) One off: if this is the first time you choose the social network, you will need to input your username and password of Facebook (in this case) and authorized my app to post update on behalf of you

 

 

4) then input the message (a.k.a status update), and share

 

Translation between WP and Win8 Metro series: loading byte array into BitmapImage

1. November 2012 14:07 by Jerry in C#, Win8 Development, Windows Phone Development

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 byte[] frameBuffer;BitmapImage.SetSource(new MemoryStream(frameBuffer, 0, frameBuffer.Length));

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  var ms = new Windows.Storage.Streams.InMemoryRandomAccessStream();ms.AsStreamForWrite().Write(frameBuffer, 0, frameBuffer.Length);ms.Seek(0);BitmapImage.SetSource(ms);

it looks to me that Win8 just making thing complicated:(

Translation between WP and Win8 Metro series: async anonymous method in Win8

1. November 2012 13:48 by Jerry in C#, Win8 Development, Windows Phone Development

As I mentioned previously, I'm trying to develop a Win8 Metro version of IP CAM Coontroller, so I'm basically translating the WP coding into Win8. I'm going to post a series of blog post to record (and so benefit those googler with same problem) some of the interesting issue and topic.

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 Deployment.Current.Dispatcher.BeginInvoke(() =>{//do something here});

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  Windows.ApplicationModel.Core.CoreApplication.MainView.CoreWindow.Dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal,new Windows.UI.Core.DispatchedHandler(() =>{//do something here}));

This is not end of the story, by using the RunAsync like above, you will get a compiler warning from VS2012, and it's interesting that if you assign the returning result (of RunAsync) to a variable, the warning goes away. So the final version is like:

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  var dummy = Windows.ApplicationModel.Core.CoreApplication.MainView.CoreWindow.Dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal,new Windows.UI.Core.DispatchedHandler(() =>{//do something here}));

Critical stopshower in Win8 store app development

1. November 2012 10:57 by Jerry in

Every upgrade from Microsoft is a nightmare! more or less...

I'm currently investgating the possibility of making a Windows 8 Metro version of my IP CAM Controller app. And what it turns out is not so pretty. Some developer already found out the issue a while back this year:

https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/737000/the-server-committed-a-protocol-violation-is-unoverridable-in-metro-style-apps

I'm encounterring the same and it's much much worse in my case, because what I'm dealing with is a bunch of HTTP servers implemented by various manufacturers that don't give a shit about Windows 8's world and they have their reasons - this has been working all the time, why just win8 can't?

Without enabling the useUnsafeHeaderParsing somehow, I don't think we can make any IP camera app unless we write our own HTTP component with raw socket, but Microsoft really expect us to do that? seriously?

IP CAM Controller v2.5 for Windows Phonoe released

11. October 2012 08:14 by Jerry in IP CAM, Windows Phone

Multi-View has been enhanced from this version, and free to use for trial users (while the new grouping functionis for paid version only).

How to use:

1) tap "Multi View" icon

2) select cameras you would like to put into your view

3) tap save button (at bottom) and enter a name to save current grouping

4) done

Note:

  • Multi View is mainly for people who own many (at least more than 1, obviouslywink) camera, with which you are able to view multiple cameras in one screen at the same time. You can even control each of them by tapping on image from this view!
  • Grouping is even more powerful if you want to have different views for different group of cameras, e.g. a view for cameras in building #1 another for building #2, etc.

IP CAM Controller is now on Android market!

27. September 2012 00:36 by Jerry in IP CAM, Android

After several months development, I'm so happy to announace the official release of IP CAM Controller in Google Play for Android phonesyes

Comparing with WP version, it has less functionalities in Android, but it's a wonderful start and all functionalities will be coming soon!

Here is the link for details: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zexu.ipcamera

A monthly view calendar in Windows Phone

17. June 2012 15:45 by Jerry in Windows Phone, Windows Phone Development

For some reason, I need a calendar control in a WP7 app, a special one, or a simple one. However, within the most exciting Metro world, it doesn't easy to get high sometimes - officially you don't have calendar control, you need to google it and, you don't have too many opotions after google. This is one of the biggest problem of WP7 development in my opinion. There is too few controls for developers to use.

Anyway, the control I need is a months view calendar that shows 12 months of the year and probably highlighted the current month. The year could be changed somehow. Eventually I found the regular calendar here:

http://adayofrequiem.blogspot.hk/2012/03/month-view-calendar-for-wp7.html

It said it's a "month-view-calendar" but it''s not really the month-view in this articlefrown, so based on the author's source code, I made my own MothView control. Take a look:

It doesn't look very excited, you may need to decorate a little to make it looks pretty. Here is the full source code:

monthview.rar (174.37 kb)