Third article from my Build 2018 series focuses on day 2 of the conference. We will go through all the cool things from the first keynote, check out a few talks, get the best burger in Seattle and finish ourselves off with some yummy ice cream. Stay tuned!
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”
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”
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”
Visual Studio for Windows and Mac now includes Xamarin XAML Previewer, which allows you to preview your Xamarin.Forms XAML without having to launch the app. Unfortunately, there are times when your page constructor contains code that cannot be run in design mode (for example service resolution, etc.) and causes the previewer to crash. Can we easily check if the app is in preview (design) mode?
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”
The x:Name attribute in XAML creates named fields that you can use to access the controls from the code-behind. However, as opposed to WPF, in UWP these fields are private which means you can access them from the code-behind only, not from other classes. While noting it is a good idea from architectural standpoint, is it possible to change this behavior? Continue reading “Modifying XAML named field visibility”