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XAML

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 →

Bind to Xamarin Picker but only update value after hitting Done on iOS

Sometimes you stumble upon these gems that you didn’t know they existed. Like I did today… The ‘problem’ with the Picker You might have noticed that when you are binding to the SelectedItem of a Picker in Xamarin Forms, that on iOS… 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 →

Trigger PropertyChanged of indexed property in Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms supports binding to indexed properties. But do you know how to trigger a PropertyChanged event on such a property so that the binding engine gets the updated value? Binding to indexed properties Binding to an indexed property in… 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 →

Displaying PDF files in a UWP app

In this short blogpost I want to show you how I’ve used the Windows.Data.Pdf.PdfDocument class in order to render a PDF file inside my UWP app. In order to open a PDF from a UWP app, you can ofcourse, always… Continue Reading →

Custom UWP Control: Step-Through ListView

Designers tend to come up ‘crazy’ (not standard!) ideas about the looks and the behavior of UI elements. Especially when you are building a UWP app and those designers have no experience in this platform (no offence). A short time ago… Continue Reading →

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