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How to apply custom color in #UWP apps Title Bar?

If you are a developer and building apps for Universal Windows apps, you might like to customize your app title bar to match your app theme. You can also change various colors of the buttons. Windows 10 SDK provides you to customize the title bar of Universal apps.

 

Today in this blog post, we will learn how to apply custom colors in apps built for Universal Windows Platform along with different other APIs exposed for it.



How to check whether Microsoft Word is installed in user machine?

If you are building add-ins for Microsoft Word, at the time of add-in installation you might want to check whether user has installed MS Word on his system or not. Based on that, you might want to show a message to the user or take proper action as per your business need.

 

In this small blog post, we will learn what needs to be done using C# to find out whether the said Microsoft Office product is installed or not. Continue reading to know about this coding tricks.


How to check whether #Outlook is installed in user machine?

On various scenarios, especially when you are building and shipping Add-Ins for outlook, at the time of add-in installation you might want to check whether user has installed outlook on his system or not. Based on that, you might want to show a message to the user.

 

In this small blog post, we will learn what needs to be done using C# to find out whether outlook is installed or not. Continue reading to know about this coding tricks.


#UWP Tips: C# code to change #Windows 10 Lock Screen image

Few days ago, I wrote a blog post about Windows 10 Start Screen image programmatically using C# code. Today in this blog post, we will discuss about changing Lock Screen background image of Windows 10 using C# code. Microsoft Windows SDK provides the API sets to call.

 

Let’s start learning about the API with a small piece of code. Continue reading. Code has been shared at the end of the post. If you have any comments, drop a line.


#Windows 10 build 10586 released for Fast Ring #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft aired Windows 10 build 10586 for the fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are one of them, you can get it via Windows Update service. This build is mainly focused on bug fixes and improvements to move forward the final build of Threshold 2. As it is a developer preview build, has some known issues.

 

This post lists all the fixes and known issues in this build. Before installing, please go thru the lists. Windows Feedback app to report any problems that you might encounter with this build.


Microsoft released #Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10576

Along with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10581, the giant company also released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10576 for PCs. This is the first time when Microsoft released Windows 10 for both the platform. This build features few new changes along with a bunch of bug fixes and improvements.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in fast ring, you might have already got the notification about this update. Sharing here the new features set, list of bug fixes and known issues.



Microsoft released #Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10581

Microsoft Windows Insiders head, Gabe Aul, in a blog post announced the availability of Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build 10581 for the fast ring users. If you are one of the fast ring insiders to test Windows 10 Mobile build before it flights the final one, you might have already got the update notification.

 

This build doesn’t have significant new features but has a no. of fixes and performance improvements. As it is still under development release, it has some known issues too. Find them listed in this post.


#UWP Tips: C# code to change #Windows 10 Start Screen image

Windows 10 SDK provides API, by which you can programmatically change the Start Screen background image for both Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile. The API is located under Windows.System.UserProfile namespace. Using the API you can build apps and provides user easy access to change the start screen.

 

In this post, we are going to discuss about the API and also going to build a small demo app. The code snippet has been shared at the end of the post.


#Windows 10 build 10565 released for Fast ring #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 build for the Windows Insiders and has already aired to the Fast ring users. If you are one of them, you might have already received update notification of the Windows 10 build 10565. This build came with some new features and bug fixes.

 

Read more to find out the list of new features, bug fixes and known issues. As it is a preview build, known and unknown issues are quite possible.


#Windows 10 preview build 10547 released to #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has released another new build of Windows 10 to the fast ring users of Windows Insiders, numbered as 10547. This new build introduces new features and improvements, as well as bug fixes. As this is a preview build, it definitely has some known issues and already mentioned in release posts by Gabe Aul.

 

This post is just an announcement along with the features list, list of fixes and known issues. Before going to download via the Windows Update, check out the issues list.


#Windows 10 for mobile build 10536 available for #WindowsInsiders

Gabe Aul, the head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, in a blog post today announced that Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 for Mobile build 10536 for the fast ring Windows Insiders. If you are already part of Windows Insiders and in the fast ring, check out the phone update to get the notifications.

 

Before going further to update your device, you should first know what has been fixed and what are the known issues in this build. This post will detail those referring the announcement made by Gabe Aul.



#Windows 10 preview build 10532 released for Fast Ring users

Microsoft released Windows 10 preview build 10532 for Windows Insiders. If you are one of the fast ring beta testers, you might have already received the build notification via the Windows Update Service. It is the second public preview build after the release of Windows 10 RTM.

 

There are few bug fixes and interesting features in this build. This post will cover what’s new in build 10532. The post will also cover a small list of known issues.


First #Windows 10 Insider Preview build (10525) after RTM rolled out

Gabe Aul, the head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, in a blog post today announced that Microsoft has rolled out it’s first Windows Insiders Preview build after RTM having build no. 10525. If you are a Windows Insider in the first ring, check for Windows Update and you might have receive it by now.

 

Remember that, it’s a preview build and has numerous known issues. These issues are already published by Microsoft and mentioned in this post too.


#Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10512 for phones now available

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10512 for Windows Insiders on the  fast ring. Check for an update right now on your phone, if you are one of the testers. Microsoft also mentioned about more frequent builds for phones in coming days.

 

Check out this post to know “What’s new in Windows 10 insider build 10512 for phones” and “Known issues” currently there in this build.


Download Windows SDK for Windows 10

Along with global launch of Windows 10 build 10240 (RTM), Microsoft opened the path for the developers to build and publish apps for Windows 10. The Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for download. This SDK for Windows 10 contains headers, libraries and tools you can use to build apps.

 

In this post, sharing/bookmarking the link to download the SDK Tools for Windows 10 along with the known issues currently there in this build.


Microsoft released #Windows SDK for #Facebook

Microsoft announced the availability of a new open source library to integrate various functions of Facebook in your Windows apps. The new Windows SDK for Facebook will allow developers to enhance socializing in their Universal Windows apps.

 

This post will cover link to download the SDK, features list currently available and few more interesting links to continue with the integration.



How to create #Azure Mobile Service from the portal?

Few days ago, I wrote about “Introduction to Azure Mobile Services” and I hope, that gave you basic overview of the same. As ongoing tutorial on this subject, we will learn how to integrate mobile service in our app to utilize the already available APIs.

 

But before that, we need to create the service. Today, in this blog post, we will learn how to create the mobile service from the Azure portal.


Introduction to #Azure Mobile Services

After pausing for few days, I have decided to write a series of tutorials in this blog. This time, I have chosen Azure Mobile Services based on the overwhelming responses I have received on Azure in my past few events. It’s better to be late than never and thus I am starting with an introduction to Azure mobile service.

 

In this post, we will learn about mobile service, it’s benefits followed by in-depth chapters on the same along with integration in Windows/Windows Phone apps.


#VisualStudio 2015 RC and #Windows 10 developer tools for UAP

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 RC build along with Windows 10 development tools (SDK) for developers to build apps targeting Universal App Platform (UAP). If you are a developer, download the latest bits and start exploring the new features before it finally releases.

 

This post will cover the links to download the latest build of Visual Studio 2015 RC, Windows 10 developer tools and ISO image of the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview.


Recap: Enterprise Ready Cloud Roadshow, Bhubaneswar

It’s almost one week by now… I had a chance to speak in front of the great audience of Microsoft Developer Community, Odisha. Came back with some good moments spent at Bhubaneswar during “Enterprise Ready Cloud OS Roadshow” event.

 

In this post, sharing my slides on “Azure Mobile Services” along with few snaps of the event for the people who missed it.

 
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