Uploading UWP AppxBundle to App Center in Azure DevOps

App Center is a great way to distribute (alpha/beta) releases of your Windows or UWP app to (internal) testers. Especially when you make the distribution to App Center a part of your pipelines. You commit (or trigger it manually) and… Continue Reading →

Accessing UWP APIs from a Win32 application

The term UWP is used for a lot of things: UI (WinUI), the Windows AppModel, Windows Runtime API, Store Apps,…  As I’m planning to keep this a short blogpost, I’m not going to discuss this here 😀 For sake of… Continue Reading →

Reading Belgian eID in UWP using SmartCardReader

I couldn’t find any samples to read a Belgian Electronic Identity Card in a UWP application. With the DeviceInformation and SmartCardReader classes it is very easy to access the devices/readers connected to your PC. But how do you get information… Continue Reading →

Gotcha! Deploying Azure Notification Hub with ARM Template (APNS Token and Certificate)

While setting up Azure Notification Hubs with ARM templates, I encountered a nasty pitfall. I’m sharing it here hoping that it might help out other developers and for a future reference for myself as well. 😉 I’ll be sharing the… Continue Reading →

A fixed and always expanded CommandBar in UWP

Is it possible to show a CommandBar in UWP that… …is always expanded and fixed so the label of your AppBarButtons are always visible …has no ellipsis button to open or collapse it Yes, it is! I had to achieve… Continue Reading →

Gotcha: opening default app for file in UWP

Doing UWP development, when you’ve been doing WPF/WinForms development for years, can cause some confusion sometimes. A colleague of mine got stuck when trying to launch the default application for a particular file he generated in code: var file =… Continue Reading →

Distributing WPF/WinForms applications using AppCenter and msix

Some time ago, Microsoft announced WPF and WinForms support for Visual Studio AppCenter. I almost immediately tried it out in order to share my experiences on my blog. But, unfortunately, I was halted because of a bug I discovered and… Continue Reading →

Simple data validation in Xamarin Forms

In this post I would like to share how I’ve implemented user input data validation in Xamarin Forms. Over the years I’ve tried a few approaches, some with success, others without. This one is an implementation I’ve used in my… Continue Reading →

Image classification with WinML and UWP (update)

Little over a year ago, I blogged about how to do image classification using WinML in UWP. Since then we got some updates of Windows and Visual Studio which result in some changes. Windows May 2019 Update (1809) Over time… Continue Reading →

Get Geo Location in background with Xamarin.Essentials on iOS

Getting the Geo Location by using Xamarin.Essentials doesn’t work when the app is in the background. Let’s see how we can ‘fix’ this (on iOS)! Xamarin.Essentials Xamarin.Essentials is a fantastic library containing many cross-platform APIs for mobile applications. Things like… Continue Reading →

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