Multiple instances support for UWP apps

Redstone 4 Later this year Microsoft will be shipping the Windows 10 Redstone 4 (RS4) update. New features of this upcoming update are starting to surface in the latest Windows Insider builds. I’ve been playing around with these builds and it seems that the ability of having multiple instances of a UWP app is on its way. Yes,… Read More »

Achievement Unlocked: Microsoft MVP

A couple of months ago, two befriended MVPs put me up for nomination. And, finally, yesterday the highly awaited email arrived: I’m so honored to being part of this absolutely great team of people that inspire so many developers! I hope, with this blog, talks I give, events I help organizing, … I can continue to inspire developers just… Read More »

Creating a HyperlinkLabel in Xamarin Forms

I needed a simple control that could show a hyperlink inline with other text and I’d like the link to be defined in markdown. In short, something like this: HyperlinkLabel In Xamarin.Forms, I created a HyperlinkLabel class which isn’t anything more than a class inheriting from the standard Label with an additional bindable property RawText. It also… Read More »

Using SqlClient in UWP

Hello .NET Standard 2.0 A week or so ago, Visual Studio Preview 15.4 released and I was pretty excited about this! Why? Well, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 Preview brings first class support for developers targeting the Windows Fall Creators Update SDK preview. This Windows Fall Creators Update brings support for .NET Standard 2.0 to… Read More »

Sharing a Realm via a QR code using ZXing

Realm offers a nice technique to share Realms with other users using the PermissionOffer and the PermissionOfferResponse objects. The idea is that you can provide a token that an other user can use to connect to your data store. In this blogpost we will use this flow in combination with a QR code -generated by ZXing- to let an other user connect… Read More »