Category Archives: UWP

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 »

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 »

Getting rid of whitespaces between Runs in a TextBlock

The problem When we use Runs in a TextBlock in XAML, we can get these annoying whitespaces between the Runs in our application. For example, this XAML…

… produces this in our App…   You see these whitespaces in between? I know you do! If you look at the Visual Tree, you’ll see that… Read More »

UWP Simple PDF viewer

Some months ago, I blogged about how to display PDF files in your UWP app: Displaying PDF files in a UWP app When I look at the stats of my blog, I notice that that particular blogpost gets a lot of visitors. Also, I regularly get mails from people having questions about displaying PDF files in a UWP… Read More »