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  • Blog Post: [MVA Course Guide] Walkthrough: Building Azure-Backed Mobile Apps (Arabic)

    Another Arabic MVA course ! The course is about " Building Azure-Backed Mobile Apps " and it's recorded in 4Afrika MVA Studio. In this post, I will be sharing all about the course; overview , slide decks and the links of the Q&A offline/online sessions that will follow publishing the course. ...
  • Blog Post: Big Changes Are Coming! Are You Ready For This?

    If you haven’t had the chance to catch up on the recent announcements from Microsoft’s two major conferences, Build and Ignite , I highly recommend that you carve out some time on your calendar to head on over to Channel 9 to watch the keynotes, and any deep dive sessions that are relevant to your role...
  • Blog Post: A developer’s guide to Windows 10 and the best of //build MVA

    There are two new pieces of content on Microsoft Virtual Academy that I want to highlght, considering the //build tour we are doing at the moment. I’m just wrapping up the first day of the tour in New York City, and we’re headed to Atlanta next. One way to get caught up on all of… ...
  • Blog Post: Visual State Manager and Adaptive Triggers for Universal Windows App

      Excited to write this blog post as this is one of the much awaited topic that I wanted blog about. Yes Universal Windows App One App targeting for one Billion Devices, that’s just incredible reach for developers and enterprises! With Universal App platform now we can target all devices essentially...
  • Blog Post: MVVM II "Trabajando con atado de datos"

    Por cuestiones de tiempo deje esta serie de post y hoy he decidido retomarlo, ¿Por qué? Bueno, con la llegada de Windows 10 se prevé un auge aún mayor en el uso de este patrón dentro de todo el ecosistema Microsoft, así que si tú tienes pensado o ya desarrollas ...read more
  • Blog Post: Back in Developer Experience (DX) and @ //build 2015!

    For the previous 3+ years I worked on Xbox 360 and Xbox One media apps as part of the Xbox engineering team and I am very excited to bring over what we've learned working with Xbox partners to the Universal Windows Platform. I haven't been able to blog much because the majority of the Xbox Apps program...
  • Blog Post: How and why I added an on-screen keyboard to my Windows Store app

    This post describes how I added an alphabetically sorted on-screen keyboard to my 8 Way Speaker app, and prevented the Windows Touch keyboard from appearing while my own keyboard was enabled. Figure 1: The 8 Way Speaker app showing its own on-screen keyboard. Background A while ago...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

    The second preview edition of Charles Petzold’s Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is now available for download! Below you’ll find the download link and the ebook’s full Introduction. Enjoy! Download all formats...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 UWP app throws System.Resources.MissingManifestResourceException error when accessing strings from a RESX

    If you try to access a string from a RESX file embedded in your Windows 10 UWP application or library in Visual Studio 2015, you'll end up getting this exception: System.Resources.MissingManifestResourceException was unhandled by user code HResult=-2146233038 Message=Unable to load resources for resource...
  • Blog Post: How to create a hamburger menu control for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

    You've probably seen many apps on iOS and Android that have a "hamburger menu" layout control for their application. This unfortunately is not an out-of-box control on Windows or Windows Phone and instead requires you to create your own custom built control for this UI paradigm. I've seen several apps...
  • Blog Post: You want to print how many pages? I don’t think we have the memory for that Dave.

    Thinking about adding printer support to your Windows Store app? Do you want to use XAML for pagination and printing? Does you app enable users to print the next George R. R. Marten novel? If so XAML probably isn’t the right solution for you. Don't despair, you can print to your heart's content...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the UI debugging tools for XAML

    One of the top requests from developers (reiterated at //BUILD last year) has been tools for inspecting the XAML at runtime. With Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 we’re pleased to introduce the new UI debugging tools for XAML. These tools enable you to inspect the visual tree of your running WPF application...
  • Blog Post: Collection of modern UI icon libraries on the web for FREE

    If you’re not a natural designer, like myself, it can be really tough to put together a beautiful modern UI. Or maybe you are a good designer but just don’t want to reinvent the wheel and are looking for a collection of existing modern icons / graphics. Well, I found the following resources...
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