Turn your old Surface into into a large touchpad:
Have you got an old RT Surface 1 or 2 gathering dust and don't know what to do with it?
- Create a UWP app to run on a Surface (ARM or x86), or any touchscreen Windows laptop. Could even recycle an Windows Mobile (8.1/10) phone.
- Uses rounded boxes a touch keys.
- Can remotely act as the UI for an app running on any system that supports Serial, Bluetooth(serial) or has network connectivity. Azure IoT Hub is also envisaged as a communication medium.
We are looking a short-cutting getting started with Xamarin Forms for cross platform app development, if you are already a UWP app developer. This article discusses the rudiments of an Xamarin Forms app project from the perspective of a UWP app developer.
So we have seen the need to use Xamarin. So lets get started. This article covers installation in Visual Studio on a Windows device
The Windows 10 UWP app CleanupVS is now in The Store. Its a free app for cleaning up Visual Studio workspaces by recursively deleting bin and obj folders from Visual Studio project folders. This article covers some of the code techniques used in he app.
Including, quick folder count, app metadata, using the Feedback Hub and populating a RichTextbox.
The last leg, of 8, of the world Build tour was held in Sydney this week. What can I say .. it was great. A lot of new and coming Creators features were covered, Insight into the latest Windows technologies was dished out. Here are some of the highlights and summary links.
Universal Windows(10) Apps settings is easy. Its simple to specify as part of the build, save them to storage, get them back and modify .. I mean dead easy!
It was simple enough to get access to a Microsoft SQL Server from a Web Service when all were running on the same machine. You use Windows Authentication. But when the services are both running locally, with the user running a Windows 10 Universal app that calls the web service, they won’t be logged in an so the web service needs credential for the SQL service.
I’m creating a Windows 10 Universal Phone App that talks to a Web Service to post an entity (object) in Microsoft SQL Server running on the same machine as the Web Service. Initially did all including the app on my laptop using localhost as the network target. Solved the SQL Server credentials .. OK. But when I switch to using the laptop’s system name or its IP address (all still running on same machine) got Network Access Required error.
In developing a Universal Windows app, when you add an existing XAML and its Codebehind page, they often end up unlinked in the Solution Explorer. This limits the ability to autogenrate event handlers in the codebehind page for UI elements.Spaso Lazarevic has a good solution that involves a little editing of the project file.
This is a work in progress. The objective is to be able to directly load a Universal Windows App from an Appx package on a Windows 10 IoT RPI2, The blocking issue is a PIN requirement. I can package up the app and deploy it to my development machine and a Win 10 phone but not to my RPI2. Updated for Web Portal IoT Package installation.
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