Category Archives: C#

Displaying PDF files in a UWP app

In this short blogpost I want to show you how I’ve used the Windows.Data.Pdf.PdfDocument class in order to render a PDF file inside my UWP app. In order to open a PDF from a UWP app, you can ofcourse, always use Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync like this:

This works great, but your file is being opened in… Read More »

Custom UWP Control: Step-Through ListView

Designers tend to come up ‘crazy’ (not standard!) ideas about the looks and the behavior of UI elements. Especially when you are building a UWP app and those designers have no experience in this platform (no offence). A short time ago we received a design that somewhat looked like this: After some discussions with the design… Read More »

Disable gestures on Pivot control

One last blogpost to end 2015 with… Intro For this small project I’m working on in my spare time, I wanted to use a Pivot control but without the gestures; i.e. swipe/pan/flick to go to the next or previous item in the Pivot. Easier said than done I searched the interwebs, but I didn’t find… Read More »

Using Rx in a UWP project with MVVM

Intro My team and I are currently working on a UWP project which is a complete rewrite of a WinRT app that we have been building.Recently we started development on the ‘Search’ functionality. It’s that typical search paradigm: only hit the backend when the user has at least typed 3 characters and when he hasn’t… Read More »