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What Does It Mean To Be Universal

So what does it mean to be universal when it comes to Windows 10? A new way of building applications is coming in Windows 10. The past few years Microsoft has been on this path of converging all of their operating systems to run on a common core. 979 more words

Software Architecture

Finding Parent, Child, Children and Sibling controls in XAML for WinRT

A little while ago, I posted some solutions to common problems in developing apps for WinRT. Which I solved using Behaviors (Blend Behaviors SDK).

These approaches used a class called ControlHelper, while the functionality was sufficient, I was in need for something more thorough. 75 more words

SHORTS: Custom Fonts in Windows Apps

Through working on many Windows Phone Apps (8.1), I faced issues in adding/embedding and using custom fonts to my projects. I was using Visual Studio 2015 Preview and for some reason, the Font Manager of Blend was disabled. 84 more words

App Development

Retarget Projects to Windows 10

Following the changes to the project structure and the appxmanifest schema changes, I decided to put together a little Visual Studio 2015 Extension to upgrade the existing Windows Store 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1 (not Silverlight) projects to Windows 10 UAP applications. 247 more words


Windows 10: Changing Paradigms

Windows 10 is the main discussion topic in the online development communities. This new operating system that is currently in the technical preview (and available through the Microsoft insider program) is a milestone in the platform unification journey that Microsoft embarked upon with starting with Windows Phone and Windows 8 operating systems. 1,169 more words


MQTT & Eclipse Paho : new releases for M2Mqtt client and GnatMQ broker !!

Finally the new M2Mqtt 4.1 version is out !

In the last months, my library was under pressureĀ thanks to my friendsĀ Olivier Vigliengo (from Adeneo) and Nicolas Besson (Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded, from Adeneo). 172 more words


Binding to Enum in Universal apps with localization

When we work with enums, we may want to display description messages associated to symbolic names. For example, suppose we have the following model in our app that uses the MVVM pattern: 469 more words