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  • Blog Post: A reminder of how to add a localized accessible name to a button – without incurring any new localization costs

    I was looking at a pretty important app the other day, and considering how many of the buttons in its UI didn’t have accessible names. This problem is interesting in that it renders the app useless to many customers, and yet it can often be quick ‘n’ easy to fix. Knowing there’s...
  • Blog Post: Hands On: Universal Apps @ Reston VA

    I will be hosting a Hands-On Workshop on Universal Apps at the DC MS Devs meetup group @ Microsoft’s Reston VA office on March 24, 2016.   RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/DC-MS-Devs/events/228461569/ Date/Time of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2014 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Why can't Narrator find the buttons in my HTML Windows Store app?

    Hi, I had a reminder the other day about how important it is to keep both the visual and programmatic interfaces in mind, when building our apps’ UI. This time the UI related to an HTML Windows Store app, not a XAML app. At the top of Ten questions on programmatic accessibility , I asked...
  • Blog Post: UWP - Cómo implementar validación de campos en Universal Apps

    Avanzado Actualmente UWP no incorpora ningún framework de validación, sin embargo la comunidad de C# es pujante y en GitHub ya hay una alternativa muy interesante que vale la pena revisar: ValidatableBase . En este post revisaremos como implmentar ...read more
  • Blog Post: Ten questions on programmatic accessibility

    Hi, I’ve been thinking about a few of the questions I’ve heard over the last three months, on the subject of programmatic accessibility. Some of these questions relate to the fundamentals of accessibility which affect any apps with UI, and some would only affect app devs who build their...
  • Blog Post: A deep-dive on Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile: Development best practices and ins-and-outs

    Introduction With Continuum for phone on Windows 10 Mobile, your phone can power an external screen allowing you to have the productivity of a PC in your pocket. Any time you connect your Continuum-capable phone to an external screen, you will be in Continuum mode. Your phone will continue acting...
  • Blog Post: Generating your tile/icon image assets for Windows 10 UWP using Photoshop Actions

    We all know that Windows 10 UWP now supports many different screen sizes and resolutions, from phones to laptops to big screen TVs. With all the different scale resolutions now supported, there is quite the massive amount of assets that your dev team or designers need to produce. Your Windows UWP application...
  • Blog Post: Using OAuth2 with SOAP

    I started at Microsoft when SOAP was all the rage, before there was such a thing as WCF. So it is with some nostalgia that I tried to combine one of latest technologies: Universal App Platform (UAP) with SOAP using OAuth2 protocol for authentication. One possible application of this approach would be...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 now Supports COBOL and you Can Make Desktop and Web Apps with It

    Every so often I skirt my intern duties to (re)discover something weird and fascinating in the world of software development. If you follow me on Twitter @gaessaki , I’ll let you know when that happens. © Computerworld 1984 - COBOL’s demise has been predicted since the Middle Ages (aka back in the era...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 – nové prvky používateľského rozhrania (XAML)

    V tomto pokračovaní série príspevkov venujúcich sa vývoju Windows 10 aplikácií sa bližšie pozrieme na možnosti tvorby používateľského rozhrania s využitím značkovacieho jazyka XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language). ...
  • Blog Post: How to find your XAML Page object in the debugger

    Taking a quick break from compiler performance to give a short debugging tip. If you're debugging a managed application that is based on the typical frame navigation that the built-in templates and samples use and would like to find your the page that is currently being displayed, you can simply paste...
  • Blog Post: [UWP]Take the control of your title bar

    With Windows 10, we (as developers) have the opportunity to create both desktop and mobile apps using Universal Windows Platform. Feel free to reach me on Twitter to discuss about this article: @deltakosh With this in mind, I created UrzaGatherer 3.0 that you can grab freely on the store . Today I would...
  • Blog Post: Developer's Guide to Windows 10: Live on 12th & 13th August

    Windows 10 represents a drastic shift in approach to operating systems... one that makes developer's lives radically more easy . The biggest thing Microsoft's done here is made it easier than ever for developers to build outstanding end user experiences tailored to a wide array of device types, from...
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