Kinect for Windows V2 SDK: 3 ‘Hello World’ Videos

There’s a bunch of posts on the site around the Kinect for Windows V2 but as part of getting ready for the Kinect for Windows Hack London;


Dan asked whether I’d help with a few “getting started” materials (beyond the excellent info that’s already in the SDK with samples and so on).

One part of that was putting together the post below;

Get Set Up For Kinect for Windows V2 Development

which is meant to be a way of getting your device set up for Kinect development as quickly as possible.

The next step is to start building out some code and the SDK supports you in doing lots of different things including;

  • Building desktop applications in .NET or C++
  • Building Windows Store applications in .NET, JavaScript or C++

and I thought I’d put together the same ‘Hello World’ sample in a few of those technologies walking through from scratch what it looks like to put something together which gathers body data from the Kinect for Windows V2 sensor and displays it in a simple way.

Here’s the 3 videos…

Windows Store App in C# with Windows/XAML

Windows Desktop App in C# with WPF

Windows Store App in JavaScript with HTML

Enjoy! and remember, the emphasis here was definitely  on ‘quick’ rather than ‘robust’ Smile

Kinect for Windows V2: London Hackathon on 21st and 22nd March

I’m very pleased to be helping out Dan from Moov2 and of Hacksoton fame who’s putting together a hackathon around the Kinect for Windows V2;

It’s Dan’s event but helping out at Microsoft by loaning out the Microsoft office near Victoria, London and we’re making available Kinect for Windows V2 sensors for attendees to work on.

It’s a “round the clock” event starting on the Saturday morning and running through to late on the Sunday and there’s a chance for developers to either turn up and do individual work, to group up with other attendees and form teams or to come with friends as a fully-formed teams.

We’re hoping to have a lot of fun with it, to find some cool prizes to give away and to have some great bits of work to showcase by the end of the second day.

I’ll be there for the whole weekend along with a number of colleagues from Microsoft UK.

If you’re up for some hacking on Kinect then;


and I’ll see you there, follow @kinecthackldn for more info.

Video from my Talk at “Native Summit”

This is the recording of the talk that I gave at the Native Summit event last month – apologies that some of the Visual Studio parts of the talk are perhaps not as clear as they could be but the event was primarily intended to be a live event and so the AV set up in the cinema wasn’t really configured to capture the VGA signal going to the screen.

This follows up on the previous post around Native Summit.

Enjoy and hope to catch you at another “Native Summit” in the future.