http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/e9744bca909b4e3683f4a5ed01737035/themakershow17.mp4 Did you know that Windows 10 can run on a $35 Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 computer? Makers have taken the world by storm, creating countless gadgets and automated systems, connecting everything around them. This session is for makers – neophytes and veterans alike – who want to explore the capabilities of Windows 10… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/cc6dbc78549740d1b32aa5bc0109255f/gamedev15.mp4 In this episode of the Game Dev Show, I introduce you to Win2D – a powerful and easy-to-use Open Source library for immediate mode 2D graphics rendering with GPU acceleration. It is available to C# and C++ developers writing Universal apps and games for Windows 10 (UWP), and also Windows Runtime apps for Windows… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/57653060cc5b48e98c3fa5b5000aa509/VSToolboxTemplate10.mp4 In this episode, Robert is joined by Jerry Nixon, who shows us Template 10, a set of Visual Studio project templates for Windows 10 apps. Template 10 provides a number of controls (eg Hamburger), services (eg Navigation), converters (eg StringFormat and ValueWhen), MVVM classes and more. Why write your own when you can use… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/214ec4332c094efb831aa5a2017f4f75/VSToolboxXAMLDesigner.mp4 In this episode, Robert is joined by Jon Chu to explore how good the Visual Studio XAML Designer and Blend are these days. Robert’s New Year’s resolution is to spend less time typing XAML and more time using the designers. Jon shows several examples of how you can build a XAML app and not… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/0a108f171f934baf978fa59a00f5e174/DevRadioQuickDev1.mp4 James Quick kicks off his brand new series today – Quick Dev – which is dedicated to saving you the developer, time. In Part 1 he shows us how to get started with Xamarin – a simple and intuitive way to build native apps for multiple platforms like iOS, Android and Windows in C#.… Read More


Have a bunch of XAML that is “formatting challenged?” Tired of wasting time playing the XAML format game? Want all your XAML to look the same? Dave Grochocki, building on the work from Nico Vermeir/XamlStyler and Chris Chaochen/Xaml Markup Styler, felt the same way and decided to do something about it… XAML Magic XAML Magic… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/0b76a216e6f84610a813a5950120a4c8/CortanaWin10.mp4 Windows 10 brings a number of new features to Cortana. You can launch your app from Cortana using deep links or integrate functionality from your app into the Cortana UI using background services. Learn more about these features in this video and then read more at http://aka.ms/CortanaWin10. Source link… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/5a806b80f265432f9925a5940049d4cd/DRXAMLControlsPrt2.mp4 Continuing our series on XAML Controls, Jerry Nixon welcomes Micah Lewis from the XAML team to discuss even more ways in which you can use XAML to create your Windows apps. [1:15] Buttons! What’s the big difference here? [6:30] How about the ProgressBar? Let’s talk about the big changes here. [10:40] How about the… Read More


While this news is a couple months old it’s still very pertinent and shows Microsoft’s continued journey down the open source path XAML Behaviors, open source and on UWP Your requests to grow the XAML Behaviors platform and bring them forward to support UWP app development have been heard. Today we announce the next step:… Read More