Supporting Chinese localization in UWP apps

I have recently come across this challenging question on Stack Overflow. The OP, my friend Touseef, tried to add Chinese translation to his UWP app via a RESW file but unfortunately failed. The system didn’t even recognize the app as supporting Chinese culture and even the built-in texts like Settings in the NavigationView stayed in

XAML Compiled Bindings (Xamarin.Forms performance reminder)

Data binding is an excellent feature of the MVVM pattern and allows you to decouple views and view models. Because Xamarin.Forms are MVVM-first, using data binding is a clear choice. However, as data binding uses reflection by default, it can have a negative impact on performance. Luckily, Xamarin.Forms support Compiled Bindings, which are akin to UWP’s x:Bind and

Supporting light theme taskbar icons in UWP

The Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18282 for the first time revealed a beautiful light theme of the Windows Shell (Start menu, Taskbar and Action Center). Many stock apps have already been updated to support this color scheme so in this article, we will check out how to add support for light theme task bar

Quick tip: Using format strings with string interpolation in C#

String interpolation syntax introduced in C# 6 provides a convenient and readable alternative to string.Format. I have used it many times, but only recently have I learned it supports format string syntax as well, which was previously the reason I had to fall back to using string.Format. For example:

Can be written succinctly using