Developing for Modern Windows

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

Windows 8.1

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 →

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 →

Get a Street Address from GPS Co-ordinates (WinRT 8.1 Universal)

When you use location services you usually need to convert between raw location data (GPS position) and a real-world street address. In this article I’ll show you how to do just that, and in a follow-up post I’ll do the… Continue Reading →

‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object’ Error in WinRT Data Binding

¬† My current project was plagued with the above error on every XAML page and control, and my design-time data binding had stopped working entirely. My¬†DesignTimeData class seemed correct (at first glance), but the error was saying something in my… Continue Reading →