Category Archives: UWP

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 »

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 »