Developing for Modern Windows

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

Posts Tagged: universal

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 →

Windows 10 Preview Developer Tools Now Available

Microsoft have released a preview of the Windows 10 developer SDK so we can all get started learning the new platform!   How to Get It You must be a Windows Insider You must have the Windows 10 Technical Preview… Continue Reading →

Making Buttons with Style

The built-in Windows app XAML controls are great, but sometimes you need something more stylish. XAML styles to the rescue! Those two pink buttons have all the same properties, but one is the default style and the other is a custom style. They look completely… Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Run-on TextBlock in XAML (Universal Apps)

When you want to bind some data to a textblock, you do so like this: <TextBlock Text="{Binding MyTextProperty}"/>   And, having set MyTextProperty in my data model to “hello world”, I get this: But what if you want to format… Continue Reading →