Start Here! Learn the Kinect API by Rob Miles

By Rob Miles

Ready to profit Kinect programming? commence Here!™

Learn the basics of programming with the Kinect™ API—and start construction apps that use movement monitoring, voice acceptance, and extra. in case you have event programming with C#—simply begin right here! This e-book introduces must-know recommendations and strategies via easy-to-follow reasons, examples, and exercises.

Here’s the place you begin studying Kinect
* construct an software to exhibit Kinect video in your laptop
* Have Kinect take images while it detects circulate
* Draw on a working laptop or computer monitor through relocating your finger within the air
* music your physique gestures and use them to regulate a application
* Make a software that knows your speech and talks again to you
* Play a component on your personal augmented truth online game
* Create an "air piano" utilizing Kinect with a MIDI equipment

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XAML file. This should have the content you can see in the preceding example. In the file, replace the Grid element with an Image. 2. You have created an Image element and given it the name kinectVideo. The program can use this name to refer to the image in the window on the screen. XAML file that contains just a single Image ­element in the window. com/winfx/2006/xaml" Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525" Loaded="Window_Loaded"> Now that you have your image on the screen, the next thing to do is make the final link in your program and add the code that displays the camera picture in the image.

Next you must ensure that the Properties window is visible. It is normally in the bottom-left corner of the Visual Studio Windows. If you can’t see it, select Properties window from the View menu in Visual Studio. Then follow the sequence shown above. Click on Window in the XAML file to select it. Then select the Events tab in the properties display for the window. Finally, create a handler for the Loaded event by double-clicking, as shown on the next page. Chapter 3 Writing Software for Kinect 29 1−Select the Window in the designer 30 Part 1 Getting Started 2−Select the Events tab in the Properties window 3−Double-click in the Loaded event to create the handler 5.

You can also see the piece of XAML that links the Loaded event produced by the window to the Window_Loaded method in your program. This is how the WPF Window manager knows that when MainWindow is first loaded it must call this method. At the bottom of the description is the place where WPF display elements are placed. These ­elements describe things to be drawn on the screen. WPF provides elements that will ­automatically arrange the layout of a window. A new window contains a grid that can be used to lay display ­elements out in a grid pattern on the window.

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