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Did you know that you can call Windows 10 WinRT APIs from your WPF and WinForms apps? In this blog post I'll show you how to display toast messages from a WPF application by using the Windows 10 ToastNotificationManager.(more…)
In this blog post, you will learn how to use XAML Islands to host the UWP MapControl in a .NET Core 3 Preview 4 WPF application.
XAML Islands is a technology that allows you to host modern UWP controls in your WPF, Windows Forms, and Win32 applications. You can use for example UWP's InkCanvas or the MapControl, or you can use your custom UWP Controls. This allows you to modernize your apps with Windows 10 features.(more…)
Note: There's a MS Dev Show Episode where @ytechie, @carlschweitzer and I are talking about UWP and the Visual Studio Shell built as part of this post. You find it here on www.msdevshow.comUWP is the technology to build native applications for the Windows Platform. But there's still some stuff missing that is required by a typical line-of-business application for the classic desktop: TreeView, DataGrid, Validation, SqlClient and more. Some parts like a DataGrid are available as 3rd-party controls. Other parts like the TreeView are already in development, as you can see in the Windows Dev Platform Backlog. That backlog shows that Microsoft is working on a TreeView, which is awesome! And I'm pretty sure, at some point in the future we'll also get a DataGrid. This was the case for WPF and also for Silverlight. But let's see, the future will tell us and for today we've great 3rd-party DataGrids. But what else is required to build a classic desktop application? (more…)