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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Building a Simple FILE to FILE Integration with Crosscut

One of the first thing one tries when evaluating an integration platform, is a simple file to file integration. This Managed File Transfer is the moral equivalent of an “Hello World” program for integration and middleware platforms. In this post, … Continue reading

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Introducing Crosscut® by Moskitos™ an Exciting new IPaaS offering

For the past two years and a half, Jérémie and I have contributed in creating and growing Moskitos, an Independant Cloud Service Provider where we are building exciting new solutions. In particular, as a Software Architect and CTO at Moskitos, … Continue reading

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Integrating NLog with Azure Cloud Service Diagnostics

NLog is a popular open-source logging Framework for .Net applications. In my opinion, it is very flexible and is more feature rich than, say, the builtin .Net tracing Framework. For instance, NLog supports asynchronous logging. It also supports flexible trace formatting … Continue reading

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