Category Archives: UWP

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 »

x:Bind and inheritance

(published on 11/30/2015, although WordPress states ’11/15/2015′) Intro The first time I heard about Compiled Bindings (x:Bind) was at Build 2015. Finally we got compile-time validation on bindings and it promised to be a lot faster as it doesn’t need to do reflection at runtime! After playing around with it for a bit, I introduced… 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 »