Settings are one of those things that are not the same between Windows and the phone. In Windows, there are charms and developer can add their code to Charms like Settings, on the phone, the developer has to handle it on a page they create that they call by adding a button to the screen,Continue reading “Universal Apps – Settings on stun”
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Universal Apps – Sort of?
In WP8, I can set up a view and use a few SortDescriptions and I have view several my data in a sorted format. Not so with a universal app. The answer I received from the forums is that: Universal apps are based on WinRT, not Silverlight. As you can see in the relevant APIs: Windows.UI.XAML.Data.CollectionViewSourceContinue reading “Universal Apps – Sort of?”
Universal Apps – TextBox
Though not specifically for Universal Apps, the TextBox control has been nicely enhanced. In the past, if we wanted a header, we had to add a TextBlock before the TextBox. This meant coordination was required every time the TextBox had to be repositioned. Now the TextBox control includes a Header parameter. If you are notContinue reading “Universal Apps – TextBox”
Universal Apps – Starting from Windows Phone 7
So, in other posts I have mentioned what is new as far as Multilingual support and Navigation is concerned. Now it is time to point out other differences. For those lovers of Blend, it is now gone. Okay, it is still there, but it has lost its’ place on the Project menu. Now you have toContinue reading “Universal Apps – Starting from Windows Phone 7”
Universal Apps – Multilingual Toolkit
I fell in love with the Multilingual Toolkit when it was first introduced and found it very useful to add multiple languages to my apps. The only down side was that the submission process increased with each language. Even so, the Toolkit was useful in translating the text that is submitted with the app. AllContinue reading “Universal Apps – Multilingual Toolkit”
Universal Apps – One App to Rule Them All?
Microsoft is helping developers by merging the two main platforms (Windows & Phone), but unfortunately, if you do a search on Universal App you will get a lot of information about another company trying to combine their platforms. In the second update to Visual Studio 2013, they added supported for Windows Phone 8.1 and Universal Apps. SoContinue reading “Universal Apps – One App to Rule Them All?”
WP7 Thems Mighty Big Words Partner.
During one of the local user groups presentations, I had to send several notes to the presenter and to some of the organizers. At the time I wrote on a notepad (the old fashion type). Considering my terrible handwriting it was not a great success, so I decided to write a Windows Phone app for that.Continue reading “WP7 Thems Mighty Big Words Partner.”
Watch your language! VS Multilingual Toolkit for Win 8
So I survived using the Multilingual Toolkit with the phone, Windows 8 should be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, the experience could be described as crumby. The documentation is either piecemeal, refers to older methods or different languages or has been deleted. If the Toolkit is the preferred way, the older documentation needs to beContinue reading “Watch your language! VS Multilingual Toolkit for Win 8”
WP7 Can you translate that for me? VS Multilingual Toolkit
I have done a few apps that support several languages and the basic process was not bad but juggling the translations was far from easy. It required exporting to Excel, merging the English language with the new language. The hint column in the resource file was not bad, but it was easier just merging theContinue reading “WP7 Can you translate that for me? VS Multilingual Toolkit”