Developing for Modern Windows

Tips, tricks, and guides for developing on modern Windows platforms

C#

XAML to Live Tile in UWP Apps

In this article I’ll show you how to create an image from a XAML user control, and then set that image as the app’s live tile. For this example, I’ll update the wide and medium tiles, but you can adapt… Continue Reading →

Use a Single Handler for Multiple Buttons

This quick tip is for beginners, and works for any version of Windows modern apps (though the code might differ slightly in previous versions – this code is specifically for Windows 10 UWP apps). In my early projects I found… Continue Reading →

Multi-Branded Apps in Visual Studio (Windows 10 UWP)

Follow the techniques in this article to build multiple branded apps (e.g. several sports apps for different teams) from a┬ásingle Visual Studio solution. What will we Do? In this tutorial I’ll show you three techniques for creating a multi-branded app… Continue Reading →

Get a GPS Location from an Address String (WinRT 8.1 Universal)

In a Windows Universal 8.1 app it’s easy to find the GPS co-ordinates of a text address. This is a follow-up to my previous post where I showed how to get the text address for a GPS location. How Does… Continue Reading →