Developing for Modern Windows

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

Posts Tagged: UWP

Detect when a UWP App Loses or Gains Focus or Visibility

If you want your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to do something special when the app loses or gains focus (such as pausing and resuming video playback), you’ll need to detect changes in app focus. You may similarly want to… 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 →

Title Bar Back Button in Windows 10 UWP

You’ve had a chance to play around with the final Windows 10 release for about a week now, and you’re probably wondering how to implement some of the new functionality in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. In this quick post… Continue Reading →