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Archives / 2015
  • 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. …

  •   @MicrosoftHelps fixed it by reinstalling windows but thanks for following up
  •   @JenMsft should have log feedback before resetting windows... but was soo annoyed my pen was not working
  •   @JenMsft surface book with perf base. i reinstalled windows and problem is gone. nasty thing if multi touch doesnt… https://t.co/0vxuKMC6vv
  •   @JenMsft after i installed the FCU multitouch doesnt work. when uninstall driver and reboot it works till next reboot. heared it before?
  •   RT @ruudj: https://t.co/WWSQcFP45k
  •   @maarten_goet @we_are_inspark Nice congrats
  •   nice app showing all windows controls https://t.co/kogun2ws2P
  •   RT @windowsblog: New Map Control features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update https://t.co/gTLqVAX8HO https://t.co/wuGGF6Yi3Q
  •   RT @LocalJoost: Rather loud explosion sounds at @davesmits #techdaysnl presentation. Who ever was asleep is definitely awake again now 😀
  •   RT @we_are_inspark: 'A Shared HoloLens experience' door @davesmits op @TechDaysNL. Volg zijn sessie over 30 min. in zaal G104-105. https://…