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Migrating from PCLStorage to .NET Standard 2.0

If you’re a Xamarin Forms developer, you’ve likely used PCLStorage (or other Dependency Service) to interact with the target platform’s file system in the portable class library’s code. However, since November 2017, Xamarin.Forms now uses a .NET Standard 2.0 class library and PCLStorage is no longer supported. System.IO.File This isn’t a problem because in .NET […]

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Windows 10 on ARM: Day-One Developer Experience

I was given the honor of having early access to Windows 10 on ARM (WoA) so that I could chronicle the experience and provide you with tips to ensure that your development experience is smooth. I’ll go through a list of potential issues you might encounter, along my fix for each. What this post is: This article […]

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Creating 3D Icons for your Mixed Reality UWP app

Microsoft has opened up the ability to have a 3D app launcher to all developers in the Fall Creator’s Update. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to build your own 3D app launcher from scratch (accompanying YouTube tutorial video embedded below). What is a 3D app launcher? App Launchers Up until […]

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“Cannot download Windows Mixed Reality software” error fix!

Did you just get a new Mixed Reality headset? Were you so excited that you ripped open the box and plugged it in only to to find that after setting up  your floor and boundaries that you got the following error: Cannot download Windows Mixed Reality software Screeching halt! I spent a lot of time […]

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Easy XamlCompositionBrushBase

The upcoming Windows 10 update, the Fall Creator’s Update, introduces a new design system, Microsoft Fluent Design System. The design system has 5 major building blocks: Light Depth Motion Material Scale You can use any of these in a multitude of ways, however Microsoft has made it very easy to use in the latest Preview […]

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Smart Shades with Windows IoT 1

I wanted to be able to have my office shades go up or down automatically, depending on the amount of light outside. Then I thought, why not take it to the next level with Windows IoT?  I could design a UI with the help of the recently open-sourced Telerik UI for UWP and also leverage a […]

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Manipulation is easier than you think

You know that bottom drawer on the Windows 10 navigation app where the upcoming turns are in a list? You know how you can drag it up or down to show more or less of the content? Want to learn how to create it? You’re in luck because that’s what today’s topic is! Here’s the […]

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Surface Dial and Real-Time Video Effects

I was given a Surface Dial the other day and I thought “what can I do with this to create a better experience for the user”. One thing came right to mind, applying real-time video effects. I have a UWP app in the Windows Store, Video Diary, where you can apply real-time video effects while recording a […]

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Build A Custom Win2D RadImageEditor Tool

Learn how to create a custom tool to plug into the RadImageEditor using Win2D

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Sending Image Data with parameter using HttpClient Post

I recently needed to send image data to a server for processing and thought I’d share how to do that using System.Net.Http.HttpClient in a UWP (Universal Windows) app. First, let’s start with the API’s requirements, it states: Parameter: image –  The image parameter should be the binary file data for the image you would like […]