Archive for November, 2010
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Image file should be in the same folder as the XAP file (“ClientBin” folder). If it is not the case, you must specify the path to the file (ie http://www.yoursite.com/images/bird.png).
Actually, the XAP file is a ZIP file with different extension. You can change its extension and unzip it.
The easy way to record, edit and enhance your sounds!
Free Audio Editor 2010
The author says:
Edit audio files visually; Record audio from a microphone or any other available input device; Apply various effects; Burn audio CDs from MP3, WMA, WAV, and OGG; All in one program, simple and intuitive – FAE (free audio editor). Completely free!
10 fundamental reasons for using Free Audio Editor
- Powerful audio recording feature
- Edit audio files visually
- Apply various effects easily
- Powerful noise reduction tool
- Easy to use interface will get you started editing in just minutes
- Real-time effect preview is supported
- Easy to use bookmark and region manager
- Supports a number of file formats including wav (multiple codecs), mp3, wma, ogg and many more.
- Burn your sound files to CD
- Tools include speech synthesis (text-to-speech)
- Completely Free!
Start and stop (or pause) with blank keys, can be good, but it just start and restart.
Anyway, it’s a free program.
If you want more advanced features, they have professional version of course.
As I wrote, it did not work at first.
I then changed it this and that … and now it works. I’ll explain how to do.
My system is as follows:
Visual Studio 2008
If you have trouble using the “IEvolution” with windows 7 x64, you should try this too.
- You must copy the “iecore.dll” to the Window\System
(NOT sysWOW64, Nor System32)
- In Visual Studio, “Tools -> Choose Toolbox Items” and on “. NET Framework Components” tab, browse “IEvolution2.dll”.
(You can do the same with right-click the Toolbox and select “Choose items …”)
- When you open the Demo Project, you must add “references” to IEvolution, and then right-click the project name and select “Properties”, then “Build” tab.
You must change the “Platform Target – Any CPU” to “x86 “.
When you create your own project, you need to make it No.3.
Now everything works!
This way, you can work with the latest version of IEvolution3.12.
IEvolution is freeware and you can download it from the following URI: