New Windows 10 Lockscreen
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26th January 2015

How to enable the hidden lock screen in Windows 10 Build 9926

With Microsoft's new update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, a lot of features that people were expecting have started arriving. Some however are hidden from most users but can…
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How To
17th January 2015

How to implement local storage in universal Windows apps

Those unfamiliar to Windows Store development will be both confused and relieved by the implementation of local storage in universal Windows apps. (more…)
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Windows Phone 8.1 Transitions
How To
7th January 2015

How to: Utilize page transition animations in universal Windows Phone apps

Windows Phone 8 developers will be familiar with having to either make their own page transitions or using third-party kits like WPToolkit or Telerik's RadControls to offer transition effects when…
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Windows Apps On All Devices
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4th January 2015

How to use behaviors to bind to events on non-MVVM friendly controls

In this short tutorial on using the Behaviors SDK in your Windows Phone 8.1 application, I'm going to show you how you can quickly bring your app up to scratch…
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Windows Phone 8.1
How To
3rd January 2015

How to: Check for updates within your universal Windows Phone app

The Windows Phone store allows for automatic installation of updates as they become available but not all users want to allow their mobile device to update apps, especially if they…
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Q&A - Flyouts
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18th December 2014

How to: Implement flyouts in universal Windows Phone apps

Have you used flyouts in your Windows 8 apps before? Did you know that you can also leverage that code for your universal Windows apps across both platforms? Here’s how.…
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Silverlight to Universal Azure
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18th November 2014

How to: Handle Microsoft Azure authentication in universal Windows Phone apps

While not technically a question, a recently new Windows Phone developer asked me why his conversion to the Universal app model wasn't working with his previously working code in Silverlight.…
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Universal Screen Orientation
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21st October 2014

How to: Set your screen orientation in a universal Windows Phone app

Windows Phone 8 developers migrating to the universal runtime app model may notice some slight differences in the way that things are implemented. One in particular is screen orientation. (more…)
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Send text message from Windows Phone
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20th August 2014

How to: Send text messages from a universal Windows Phone app

This question was asked to me by a student developer from India who explained that he had just started developing and was looking to make his first app for the…
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18th August 2014

Create a Windows Store and Windows Phone app using App Studio – Part 3

In this part, we are going to take a look at how you can add an RSS feed to your app, add custom HTML and providing Bing News. (more…)
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How To
13th August 2014

Create a Windows Store and Windows Phone app using App Studio – Part 2

In this part, we will be looking at how to add image based social networks to your application, how to add content from YouTube and how to collate data into a…
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How To
10th August 2014

Create a Windows Store and Windows Phone app using App Studio – Part 1

This is one topic that I get a lot of attention for as I created a YouTube video tutorial on how to create a Windows Phone app using the original…
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