Developing for Modern Windows

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

Universal Apps

Issues Running Phone Emulator on Compressed or Encrypted Drives

I have recently had the following error when trying to debug my apps on the Windows phone emulators: The error tells you what the problem is: “The emulator is unable to create a differencing disk”, and gives you the first… Continue Reading →

Open your App with a File Association (Windows 10 UWP)

When you double-click an .mp3 file you expect your music player to play the song; when you double-click an .xls file you expect Excel to open the spreadsheet. Wouldn’t it be cool to do this in your own Universal Windows… Continue Reading →

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 →