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Caliburn Micro Part 7: Basic Dependency Injection With WinRT and Phone 8.1

This tutorial is mostly targeted at Windows Phone development but most of it will carry over to Windows 8 store apps and to a certain extent, desktop apps. 266 more words


Leaving HomeGroup in Windows 8/7 and deleting non-existing user names in "Shared with" menu

If you decided that you no longer want your computer joined to HomeGroup and it failed in previous attempts or you see non-existing user names in HomeGroup then do the following: 148 more words


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