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UWP

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 →

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:

Now, although… 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 →

Multi targeting, am I falling in love?

♥Februari is the month of love and friendship. That’s why the Xamarin community is sharing some Xamarin Love every day of this month: Xamarin Month of love and friendship! ♥ A lot has been told the past years about code… Continue Reading →

Image classification with WinML and UWP

Please take a look at my recent blogpost Image classification with WinML and UWP (update) to see what has been changed when using the latest and greatest tooling and apis. During the Windows Developer Day, Microsoft has spoken a lot… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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