The default UWP Slider control features a very simple rectangular thumb. Luckily enough, thanks to the customizability of XAML design you can replace the default thumb with a custom control to give your app a fresh and original look.
I have come across an interesting Xamarin.Forms problem on StackOverflow which I casually called “Xamarin.Forms and the case of x:Name-killing event”.
The three main topics that were discussed were UWP Console applications, multi-instance apps and broader file access. You can watch the recording on Channel9 or right here.
If you just want to get a quick peek at the news, read on the rest of the article, because I have prepared a compact summary for you 🙂 .
CalendarView control in UWP is one of the many useful building blocks that will help you create your app easily. The control itself is quite customizable. But what if you want to customize the numbers for individual days in month? We will explore this question in this article. Continue reading “Customizing day numbers in UWP CalendarView”
Base64 encoding is quite often used to store binary data as strings, including images on the web. Working with Base64 is built-in to .NET so in this article we will try to decode a image and display it in a Xamarin.Forms app. Continue reading “Displaying Base64 encoded image in Xamarin.Forms”
NavigationView control added in the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 is a very useful tool for creating nice hamburger menu navigation that fits the guidelines of UWP apps. The control however includes a “header” area, that gives you a chance to provide a title of your page on the top. What if we don’t want it? Continue reading “Hiding NavigationView header in UWP”
One of the less known capabilities of UWP apps is the ability to inject input. This is especially useful if you want to give the user a guided tour through the app, offer immediate feedback to users with assistive technologies or implement a remote help functionality into your app. In this article we will explore what the
Windows.UI.Input.Preview.Injection namespace has to offer and how can you use it in your app. Continue reading “Injecting input in UWP apps”
Another year has come and with it the fourth annual on-line Microsoft Connect conference. Between 15th and 17th November you could watch the newest goodness from Microsoft for all developers on all platforms.
Two main keynotes were dedicated to intelligent cloud and building intelligent applications of the future. Let’s see what Scott Guthrie (of course in his favourite red polo shirt) and other speakers have unveiled. Continue reading “Connect(); 2017”
UWP apps by default have a splash screen that displays while the app is being loaded. Many UX specialists however argue that this is not the best solution from the user experience standpoint. Fortunately, a new feature Windows Fall Creators Update allows us to make the splash screen optional. Let’s see how we can do it. Continue reading “Making UWP splash screen optional”
Most UWP apps can benefit from using the
CommandBar control to present easily accessible commands to the user. Unfortunately the control sometimes behaves unexpectedly. Two of these surprising problems are addressed in this article. Continue reading “The curious case of jumping app bar button labels”