Developing for Modern Windows

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

BitmapIcon – Use an Image Like an Icon

In Universal Windows Platform Apps you can use BitmapIcon to treat an image as if it’s an icon/text. In my current project I use this feature to colour some white images with transparent backgrounds to match my app’s changeable theme… Continue Reading →

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 →

Quick tips for Windows 10 UWP Development

I keep seeing (and having) the same problems crop up for people getting started with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app development, so what follows is a FAQ-like post of quick answers. How can I deploy to a non-RTM phone from RTM… Continue Reading →