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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… Continue Reading →

Using the Fluent Design System in a minesweeper game

In this blog post I would like to show you how to use Acrylic, Reveal highlight and Connected Animations using the Fluent Design System that comes with the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10. The Fluent Design System is a… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Creating a ‘Continue Watching’ experience using Project Rome in UWP

Since the Anniversary update, we got this new RemoteSystem class in UWP, which is part of Project Rome. With this api we can discover and interact with other computers. One of my first ideas I had when I heart about Project… Continue Reading →

Dynamically binding RESX Resources in Xamarin Forms

Localizing your app isn’t the most fun thing to do. In the last couple of years I’ve seen and tried various ways of implementing multi language support. In this blogpost I would like to share how I recently set up localization… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Compiled bindings gotcha – Don’t forget INotifyPropertyChanged on your interface

Intro On one of our UWP projects we ran into an issue where OneWay binding using x:Bind (compiled bindings) didn’t work. Only the initial value was shown. In the end, when I found and fixed the problem, I realized that it was… Continue Reading →

UWP Custom Control: ExpandableDetailGridView (Google Images Style GridView)

‘Google Images Style’ GridView For one of the upcoming updates of the app I’m currently working on, the designers used a grid that looks a lot like the GridView that Google uses on it’s Images search result page. It’s basically… Continue Reading →

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…. Continue Reading →

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