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Unmanaged, delegate and enum type constraints - C# 7.3 in Rider and ReSharper

Last time in our series about C# 7.3 language features, we covered tuple equality. Today we will look at <b>unmanaged, delegate and enum type …

Compilers

Localize strings in your UI and app package manifest - UWP app developer

11 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>For more info about the value proposition of localizing your app, see Globalization and localization.<p>If you want your …

UWP Localization inside a library « Corrado's Blog 2.0

Many of my blog posts comes from personal real world needs, since many of them requires more than just an internet search, when i struggle with some …

Software Development

A Typeface Designed To Thwart NSA Surveillance

Worried about spying eyes? Here’s a typeface created with the government’s prying computers in mind.<p>Long before Edward Snowden leaked the Prism documents, Sang Mun served two years of mandatory service for the Korean military, gathering intelligence under the NSA. He didn’t choose to publish any …

Surveillance

Generating Public/Private Keys In C# And .NET

Asymmetric cryptography also known as public-key encryption uses a public/private key pair to encrypt and decrypt data. Public key in asymmetric …

5 free Star Wars fonts

When it comes to making an impact with fonts, Star Wars knows what it's doing. Before we even see spaceships and lightsabers, we're treated to …

Typography

Password hashing in C#

Hashing algorithms are a one-way functions. They turn any amount of data into a fixed-length “fingerprint” that cannot be reversed. If the input …

IT security

C# 8: Pattern Matching Extended

C# 7 introduced pattern matching with the extension of the <b>switch</b> statement and the <b>is</b> operator offering the <b>const pattern</b>, the <b>type pattern</b>, and the <b>var</b> …

Microsoft Visual Studio

21 Useful Free Fonts for Photographers

Photography is not always just about the photo. Whether it’s for promotional purposes, or for a shareable social media post, you may want to put text …

Typography

25 Best Free Fonts for Commercial Use

Typography is one of the main components of a design and a primary way of communication. There are thousands of fonts that can be found online, so as …

Typography

Binding a Collection to a FlexLayout III

Previously, I explained how to extend the <b>ExtendedFlexLayout</b> class so that it allows a <b>DataTemplateSelector</b> to choose a <b>DataTemplate</b> at runtime. This …

JavaScript

Getting started with SQLite and Entity Framework on UWP

In this article we’ll show how to use Entity Framework Core and SQLite in a UWP app. We’ll use the code-first approach to define and generate a local …

Databases

A Floating Panel Control for UWP

Windows Apps need to run in an increasing number of window sizes and resolutions and fortunately the Windows 10 ecosystem helps us with things like …

Windows 10

App tile pinning in UWP

In this article we walk through the different APIs for pinning and unpinning a UWP app to different destinations, and show how to bundle these calls …

Windows 10

An Extended Splash Screen with Lottie Animations in UWP

In this article we demonstrate how to use Lottie animations in the extended splash screen of a UWP application. A Lottie animation is a programmable …

Everything about the UWP ParallaxView Control

In this article we dive into the UWP ParallaxView control, an important player in Fluent Design that allows you to create a feeling of depth, …

Parallax

Using a TreeView Control for Navigation in UWP

In this article we’ll show how to use a TreeView as the main navigation control in a UWP app. We will stay as close as possible to the Fluent Design …

Visual Design

Building SplitView Navigation in UWP

This article explains how to build a production-ready navigation infrastructure into your XAML-based MVVM-oriented UWP app. I’ll focus on proper use …

Mobile Devices

Using a Dynamic System Accent Color in UWP

This article describes an algorithm that allows individual pages in a XAML UWP app to override the system accent color. By default, the system accent …

Windows 10

Creating a fluid adaptive UI with VariableSizedWrapGrid and Implicit Animations

In this article we demonstrate an easy but powerful technique to implement a fluid adaptive UI for a XAML UWP app. The UI responds to changes in the …

iOS Programming

A Strength Indicator control for UWP

In this article we present a lightweight, flexible UWP XAML control that’s specialized in visually representing a ‘strength’ – a number from 0 to 5. …

Windows 10

A subtle(r) TextBox for UWP

I’m not a huge fan of the standard text input control in most platforms. Not in Windows Forms, not in HTML, not on any of the XAML platforms. The UWP …

Tutorials

An elementary Dialog Service for UWP

In this article we present a Service that provides the elementary Modal Views in a UWP application. The dialogs and flyouts guidance learns us that …

UX Design

An Adaptive Menu Bar for UWP

This article demonstrates how to build an adaptive page header for UWP apps. The header contains a title, a horizontal tab-like menu bar, and an …

Web Development

Data validation in UWP

In this article we describe how to implement validation of an object –typically an Entity, a Model, or a ViewModel instance- in a UWP app. We’ll use …

Software Development

Milestone User Prompts in UWP

In this article we describe how to put the logic and the UI in a UWP application to execute some code and display a dialog on important milestones in …

Software Development

A Fluent Button Flyout for UWP

In this article we describe how to build an elegantly designed and animated fluent ToggleButton-Popup combination for use in UWP apps as an …

iOS Programming

Custom UWP-XAML attached properties

Look, this article is for me. I keep forgetting the basics of XAML attached properties & some advanced syntax. If this helps you, too, great. <br>As the …

JavaScript

Login to your UWP with your MSA

Here’s the idea, you want your UWP user to login with their MSA so you can get their information, access OneDrive, Outlook, Office, Rome devices or …

Apps

Adding smooth transitions when navigating in your UWP app

Early this week, I published a new version of UrzaGatherer which added support to navigation transitions.<p>You can see how it looks in this video:<p>I …

Microsoft Visual Studio