Category Archives: C#

Creating a UWP Console app in C#

UWP Console apps In my last two blogposts, I’ve already shown some really cool features coming in the Windows Redstone 4 update. Also new in the RS4 update is the ability to create UWP Console apps! As there currently is no project template available in Visual Studio, there are a couple of things that need… Read More »

Multiple instances support for UWP apps (Part 2): Redirection

In my previous blogpost, I showed you how we can opt-in for multi instance support in the Windows RS4 update. In last week’s ‘Windows Community Standup’, Kevin and Andrew talked about some new stuff that is coming to UWP in the upcoming RS4 update: multi instancing and UWP Console apps. They also elaborated more on… 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 »