Author Archives: Maxime Labelle

Implementing ViewModel-based Navigation in your Universal App

Since the introduction XAML applications (WFP, Silverlight) and continuing with Windows 8 Metro-style Apps, a Universal Windows Platform App (UWP) takes advantage of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to distribute the responsibilities of an app to different classes or layers. In … Continue reading

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Opening a PowerShell Prompt at the TargetPath of the Selected Project

When developing an application, I usually spend a lot of time in the command-line. For this, I use PowerShell, that gives me access to all my scripts that I have built over time. One special need that I have is … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of Continuum with Adaptive UI

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduces Continuum, a feature that allows one to use the phone as the central hub of a PC-like experience with a big screen, a keyboard and, optionally, a mouse. A Continuum-enabled UWP App should provide a … Continue reading

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Displaying a Yes, No, Cancel Message Dialog in a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App

In one of the applications I’m developing, I needed to display a simple Yes, No, Cancel message dialog. Something like this: In a Universal App, the MessageDialog class is used to display an alert dialog with a set of choices … Continue reading

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Improving the Hamburger Menu with mouse hover feedback and proper keyboard handling

Last time, we saw how to build a simple Hamburger Menu for navigation in a Universal Windows Platform App starting with Windows 10. In this post, I will highlight a few modifications that we need to make in order to … Continue reading

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Building a Hamburger Menu for your Universal App

One of the first thing to do when building a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Application is to choose how the application will present its features to the user. The Hamburger Menu is one of the most popular designs for implementing … Continue reading

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Building Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App for Windows 10

You may have noticed it’s been a long time since I posted on this blog. As a matter of fact, I have been really busy working on expanding our Middleware as a Service Platform at Moskitos. At the same time, … Continue reading

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