Abbreviated as DOT, in video and computer games, damage over time means the damage on a human or computer player character that is distributed over a period of time, usually until the character obtains help or a cure in the game level. For example, in many games, poison damage or spells can be a type of DOT. The player will see the continuing effects of the DOT by viewing their health level in the HUD.
A Microsoft operating system platform that incorporates applications, a suite of tools and services and a change in the infrastructure of the company’s Web strategy. The .NET Framework supports building and running of next gen of applications and XML Web services. There are four main principles of .NET from the perspective of the user: It […]
- .NET Framework
A programming infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and running applications and services that use .NET technologies, such as desktop applications and Web services. The .NET Framework contains three major parts: the Common Language Runtime the Framework Class Library ASP.NET.
- Dot-Matrix Printer
A type of printer that produces characters and illustrations by striking pins against an ink ribbon to print closely spaced dots in the appropriate shape. Dot-matrix printers are relatively expensive and do not produce high-quality output. However, they can print to multi-page forms (that is, carbon copies), something laser and ink-jet printers cannot do. Dot-matrix […]
- dot pitch
Also called phosphor pitch, a measurement that indicates the diagonal distance between like-colored phosphor dots on a display screen. Measured in millimeters, the dot pitch is one of the principal characteristics that determines the quality of display monitors. The lower the number, the crisper the image. The dot pitch of color monitors for personal computers […]
- double click
Tapping a mouse button twice in rapid succession. Note that the second click must immediately follow the first, otherwise the program will interpret them as two separate clicks rather than one double click. In Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh interface, you can use a double click to open files and applications. Both systems let you […]