How To
24th August 2016

Enabling multi-user input drawing on the UWP InkCanvas

Microsoft introduced the InkCanvas into the Universal Windows Platform as a way of apps leveraging the power of ink with devices like the Surface Pro's and Surface Hub being quite…
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Hello World!
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8th March 2016

Storing a UWP InkCanvas drawing as an image in a StorageFile

I've been tackling with an issue this morning to store the drawing on an InkCanvas as an image in a StorageFile. After hunting online for possible resolutions, I came across…
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Windows 10 Store Options
How To
7th February 2016

How to: Hide your Windows 8.1 app from the Windows 10 Store

This is a question that has come up on numerous occasions when developers have found issues with their Windows 8.1 apps when they run them on a Windows 10 PC…
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Add file to view
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3rd January 2016

Implementing file drag & drop in your Windows 10 UWP application

Drag & drop is a common feature in the Windows OS, mainly when you're moving a file from one place to another. Did you know that you can drag files…
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Windows 10 Jumplist
How To
11th November 2015

Developing for Windows 10 – Implementing jump lists

Jump lists have been a part of classic Windows apps for years giving you the ability to jump back into areas of those apps where you left off or perform…
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Microsoft Band Health Application
How To
17th September 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Indefinite Background Execution

In this post, I'm going to cover a more advanced version of the background execution code that I discussed in my previous Microsoft Band development post which looked at setting…
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Microsoft Band
How To
12th June 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT ā€“ Background Execution

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting your Band connected using a Background Task in a Windows Phone application. If you've not yet discovered the basics…
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Microsoft Band Tiles
How To
28th March 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT ā€“ Band Tiles

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting a new 3rd-party tile for your application onto the Microsoft Band with WinRT using the SDK. If you'd like…
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Cortana
How To
19th March 2015

How to: Get your apps Cortana ready

Cortana is now at the center of Windows Phone user's day-to-day lives and as we see more integration with Microsoft's other platforms, its going to be essential for developers to…
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Microsoft Band
How To
2nd March 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT ā€“ Sensors

In this post, Iā€™m going to cover the basics of getting your WinRT (Windows Store and Windows Phone) apps reading the sensors from your Microsoft Band with the Microsoft Band…
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Microsoft Band
How To
25th February 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Getting Connected

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting your WinRT (Windows Store and Windows Phone) apps set-up with the Microsoft Band SDK and getting you connected to…
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Posting to your Facebook wall from your app
How To
8th February 2015

How to: Integrate Facebook Graph API in your universal Windows Phone app

A while ago, I posted a blog post which described how you could integrate a Windows Phone 8 Silverlight application with the Facebook Graph API. This is an update to…
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