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During //BUILD/2018 event, Microsoft announced a set of new features and capabilities for the Windows developers. Microsoft now releases an updated version of the Windows 10 SDK, which brings the new capabilities to Windows apps.

 

The latest version of Windows 10 SDK comes as part of the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 (v15.9.1). Here's the key features included in this build.

Published by on under News | SDK

Recently in an official blog post, Microsoft announced that they are soon going to stop accepting new apps and app updates for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x or earlier. If you have built app packages for these platform, its time to port those to UWP.

 

Here's the important dates, announced by Microsoft, for the apps with Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x packages submitted to Microsoft Store.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Microsoft releases the latest version of Windows Community Toolkit (version 4.0), which is an open-source collection of helper functions, custom controls and app services. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks building UWP apps for Windows 10.

 

The latest version of the Windows Community Toolkit introduces new DataGrid with fluent design, two new Microsoft Graph controls and many bug fixes.

Published by on under Tools | UWPDev

Microsoft releases the Windows UI Library (WinUI Library) that includes new and popular UWP XAML controls and features. These are backward-compatible on all Windows 10 versions since the latest insider builds down to the Anniversary Update.

 

Check out this post to know more about this UI library and to find the links to download and install in your project.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Microsoft has released a new update to Windows Template Studio. The latest version of Windows Template Studio 2.2 includes 3D Launcher feature, Wizard enhancements, improved documentations and many bug fixes.

 

To know more about the new changes and improvements part of this release, and to learn how to install this update, continue reading the post.

Published by on under .Net | CodeProject

After almost two months, Microsoft released the next version of Windows Template Studio for the developers, with support for Visual Basic and Prism Framework. This bumped the Windows Template Studio version to 1.7.

 

To know more about the new changes and improvements part of this release, and to learn how to install this update, continue reading the post.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Microsoft opened up the door of Windows Store for the developers who are willing to target their UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for Windows 10 Creators Update. They have now officially released the RTM version of the SDK Tools.

 

In order to use the latest UWP APIs of the SDK, you must upgrade your system to Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and use Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.1).

Published by on under News | SDK

Microsoft Azure MVP Bootcamp, organized by Miracle Software Systems and Vizag Microsoft User Group (VzMUG), happened on 12th November 2016. I was one of the speaker of this event, invited by Miracle Software Systems to speak on Azure Platform.

 

I have given a 90 minutes session on 'Azure App Services and Overview to UWP', demonstrated in front of 100+ audiences. Here I am sharing my slides and few snaps from the event.

Published by on under Azure | Events

Xamarin Dev Days provide attendees with an intense, hands-on learning experience. Like the other parts of the world, we (the Kolkata Geeks team) arranged the whole day community program on Xamarin, bundled with multiple sessions and hands-on lab.

 

More about the event, session photos and slides is going to be publish in this blog post time to time. Stay tuned for all the updates.

Published by on under Azure | Events

Last Sunday (29th May 2016), we have organized an event in Kolkata, clubbed with topics on different technologies. This includes topics like C# 7.0 Concepts, Azure PowerShell, UWP (Universal Windows Platform), HoloLens with Unity 3D and IoT (Internet of Things).

 

I have given a session on building UWP apps using C# and XAML. Here I am sharing my slides for you to refer. Those who missed to join the event, check it out.

Published by on under C# | Events

I hope you read my previous post on “Building a Toast Notification with text for apps targeting Universal Windows Platform”. There we learned how to create a very basic toast notification. Continuing the series of posts, today we will learn how to add buttons within the notification.

 

Let’s begin with building toast notification with text and buttons. Stay tuned to learn creating more complex notifications in next blog posts of this series.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

If you are a developer and building apps or games for Windows 10, targetting Universal Windows Platform (aka. UWP), you might want to show toast notifications to the user of your app/game. You might also want to provide some additional content like textbox, button etc. to get specific inputs.

 

As part of this tutorial series, we are going to learn how to show custom toast notifications. Today let’s begin with building simple toast notification with text. Stay tuned to learn complex notifications in next blog posts.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

Windows 10 SDK provides an easy to implement project template by which you can quickly create an app for Universal Windows Platform which you can use to run a hosted web app. You don’t have to create the whole app, if the site is already running. Just change few values in manifest file and your app will be running.

 

In this post, we will learn how to create a hosted web app targeting Windows 10 (without writing any code). Share your feedback and/or ask your queries, if any.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

If you are building apps/game for Universal Windows Platform, you might want to retrieve the device information where the app/game is currently running. You might use this information to log details about any exception and/or to do specific action based on device details.

 

In this post, we will learn how to fetch the device information in UWP apps. Continue to read about the APIs exposed by Microsoft SDK. Don’t forget to read my other posts too and share your feedback.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

How many times we are in such a condition when our battery is going to die and we have to do some important calls or something else? If we poll for it, the count will be high. If you are a developer and building apps targeting Universal Windows Platform (aka. UWP), you might want to integrate the battery APIs already exposed.

 

This post will cover about the API today and we will learn how more about the API with proper demonstration. Continue to read more on this topic and don’t forget to check other posts on the same topic.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

If you are a developer building apps for Universal Windows Platform, you might have noticed that, at the time of debugging there are some strings of digit getting display just under the title bar of the application. This is called as Frame Rate Counter, which displays frame rate and per frame CPU usage.

 

Today in this small blog post, we will learn how to enable/disable the Frame Rate Counter in your Universal Windows apps. Countinue reading to know more about it.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

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.

Published by on under CodeProject | Tips

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.

Published by on under Tips | UWP

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.

Published by on under Tips | UWP