• Pen identity in UWP

    When you are building apps for the Surface Hub you can use a real cool inking feature. The screen is already amazing with 84" and the pen support. But the pens also have an identity. This is a number and when you match this up with a credential you can do awesome things. To get the pen identity you need few simple lines of code. I build an extension method for that: public static class PointerPointPropertiesExtensions { private const uint WirelessIdUsagePage = 0x0D; private const uint …

  • Continuous deployment to the Windows Store

    Last week Microsoft released an API to add submissions to your app in dev center. With that API they also released an VSTS extension that is using that API to get continuous deployment working from VSTS. Unfortunately the extension is somewhat limited and doesn't support flighted submissions (yet?). Maybe that still to come but in the meanwhile i build my own extension that supports also lighted submissions. Beside that flighting support it also has a nice task to automatic increase the version …

  • Nuget errors building your UWP with .NET Core 5.2.2 in VSTS hosted build

    For most of my projects i am using a build server so my team members and me are sure we have a working project and are not blocking eachother with new changes. For our current UWP projects started to use the final .net core version (5.2.2). But since we are doing that we had errors on our build server, the hosted VSTS build server. The build summary shows this: You see that nuget gives errors that Microsoft.NETCore.Targets 1.0.2 is not compatible with UAP,Version=v10.0. Initially i not …

  • Get started with beacons in your UWP App

    With Windows 10 Microsoft added support for Beacons. In this blogpost I will tell you how to get started. It’s very easy! And since writing an UWP app it will work on your pc, tablet but ofcourse also on your phone. Requirements: A beacon, A little device that sends the signal A Bluetooth LE enabled device I am using this beacon in combination with my surface 3 pro and my Lumia 930. First the setup; this one is little tricky. You need to enable Bluetooth for your app. In the past I was …

  • Creating screencasts with Windows 10

    Sometimes it’s nice to create a sreencast from your app as promotion of your apps. This can help to demostate the app to your users, a video is often more helpful then screenshots to your users. In Windows 8 you needed external tools to make this kind of video’s. In Windows 10 Microsoft added some functionality you can use to make screencasts! If you press Windows Key + G you get the gamebar. Which looks like: For here you can easily record an video of your app, just press the record button. …

  • Generating libraries for UWP apps

    For Windows Apps I have my own library that I am using in all my apps. This library contains reuable stuff I created or found on the internet that are useful for me. Getting the best from all the libraries out there and avoids me to include lot of libraries is each project again. Last week I started to create a library for UWP apps. When I tried to copy the output to one of my UWP apps I was getting this error: 1C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.NetNative\Microsoft.Net.CoreRuntime. …

  • New BackgroundTask Triggers in Windows 10

    In the Windows 10 developer preview there are some new background triggers that can be very useful for number of scenario's. I will make a couple of blogposts of which triggers I found. Let start with the first: ApplicationTrigger. It's a common question I see at MSDN. How can the app itself trigger the background task. the awnser, it can't. Windows 8 apps cant trigger the background task on demand. With Windows 10 this is changing. We are now able to trigger the backgroundtask from the …

  • Drag drop now supported in Universal apps!

    When I am working on my desktop i am using regullary drag and drop. When i want to send an attachment to someone by email i simply drag it from the file explorer to the email. Or if want to send it with lync, drag a file from the fileexplorer to lync. In windows Store apps it wasn't possible to drag file to them. I found it pretty annoying to use the file picker. It required a lot of clicks to come at the location of the right file, to select the right files again. With Windows 10 universal …

  • Tinder control for your windows app

    January 21 Microsoft showed off new features that are coming in Windows 10. Also they showed Office for touch. Part of this office for touch is also a Outlook touch version. In this new office version Joe Belfiore showed how you easily work through your email. With a simple right swipe you can flag an email while with a left swipe you can delete an email. During the presentation i saw people call this tinder for your email. Last week i created an control that let you do the same in your app. …

  •   jeej skype till 22h today..
  •   @VSTS @awscloud @chef @Docker @GooglePlay what are the 10 highest rated widgets?
  •   RT @wpschaub: Over 500 extensions in the VSTS/TFS marketplace https://t.co/pH64ZFRi2J
  •   @mitrik what is difference between code -> files -> history and code -> commits? looks as same? https://t.co/NnA8lk1pTe
  •   @LocalJoost 😵
  •   the moment you need to install ms project....
  •   RT @coolcsh: And we have updated Visual Studio 2017 w/15.3 to for .NET Core 2, https://t.co/2y7Qj07QrB Core 2, .NET Standard 2: https://t.c…
  •   @JenMsft do you know what changed in the latest version of the mail app? the whats new web page is not beeing updated for long time..
  •   new windows sdk! https://t.co/qOlWLICyIB #uwp #uwpdev
  •   @tfsbuck this way doesnt take in consideration it can be set back to "new" because some blocking issues?