The final day of the Build 2018 conference is here! I will tell you about the great and awesome sessions from day 3 and the final celebration in Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle!
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
This year for the second time around I attended Microsoft Build 2015 developer conference in San Francisco. Among the biggest highlights of the show was the demonstration of Microsoft HoloLens – the revolutionary holographic reality device coming with Windows 10. I was lucky enough to be able to experience it first hand so I would
Microsoft Windows 10 was released on 29th July to the public. The newest iteration of the number one operating system in the world of PCs brings along a myriad of enhancements and improvements which make it a perfect choice for everyone using a previous version of Windows or a sub-par OS like Mac OS X. Best
Recently I needed to write an unit test for my Windows Store application, that would check if a code snippet caused an expected exception. Usually this is done in the following manner:
public async Task Test()
int result = ( new Calc() ).Divide( 3, 0 )；
However, the Unit Test Library for WinRT lacks the ExpectedException attribute. Luckily, it was replaced by a far more convenient and useful method Assert.ThrowsException
Windows 8 and now also Windows Phone 8.1 enable apps access to the filesystem. This API is very limited unfortunately (primarily for security reasons), so by setting several Capabilities in app’s manifest you can access directly just a few basic pseudo-folders – libraries Pictures, Music and Videos (and for enterprise apps in Windows 8 also Documents),
One of my favorite additions to Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 is the option to automatically roam environment settings across devices with the same user logged in. What is even better – roaming is enabled by default as soon as you first log into Visual Studio with your Microsoft Account. Let’s dive into some details.
When you are testing your websites on your favorite smartphone, you might find out, that Windows Phone and iOS are including a special behavior when any links on the page are pressed – sort of a highlighting – graying out of the active touched area. This is of course quite helpful sometimes when the bounds
I recently discovered a great feature of new Windows 8.1 Modern UI, that enables owners of high resolution tablets and laptops to display much more content at once (for the price of making things smaller). Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with Full HD display will by default show the Start Screen in a fashion similar to this: