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OWIC - Open Windows Insiders Community

What started out as a wild idea a couple years back is now racing into reality. Me and two co founders are starting OWIC! I'd like to write a post explaining what it is all about, and why you, as a developer, should be interested. How it all started 'Wouldn't ...

Learning Git

This is going to be a very short blogpost, but I just wanted to share some information about learning Git. When I started doing mobile app development with Xamarin about a year ago, I also needed to make the switch from TFS to Git. I never did a very large project with Git so the… Continue reading Learning Git ...

TypeScript IntelliSense in VS2015

I love everything about being a front-end JavaScript developer; the flexibility of a dynamic language, the JavaScript syntax, the immediate result, etc. But I do have to admit there a couple of 'pains', especially when making application wide changes on huge projects. And I how do I miss IntelliSense support, ...

Getting your Windows.UI.Color from a HEX string

In my previous post I talked about how you could style the UWP status bar. Then I stumbled upon the fact that I like using hex colors. So here is my extension method which I use to get my Windows.UI.Color, feel free to use it as well! public ...

Universal Windows Platform styling status bar

Dealing with the Status Bar is pretty simple. Still you need to pay attention since the status bar is inheriting the color scheme based on your requested theme. So, you’ll need to make sure that there’s not a mismatch between your page background and your theme. Sow how ...

Decoupling your configuration file using the Castle project

Frederik Prijck, a friend and blogger extraordinaire, wrote a blogpost a few days back about the importance of decoupling your configuration file from the rest of your application. Frederik covers the topic pretty thoroughly and I wanted to write a post on how I achieve the level of decoupling he ...

Details from a collection while debugging in Visual Studio

Show more specific information on your domain or dto object in a collection while debugging your C# code in visual studio ...

A honest review from a Surface Pro 4 owner

Finally after waiting for a long time on the release of the Surface Pro 4 (and getting my money together). I bought myself a Surface Pro 4 - 512 SSD / Intel Core i7 having 16gb of memory. And yes it comes with pen but without keyboard. In my opinion you ...

Windows 10 emulator missing in visual studio?

Did you installed the Windows 10 emulators, but when running Visual Studio 2015 they are still missing? Then here is your solution! Install Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 and make sure to check out the 'Universal Windows App Development Tools' I run against this issue after installing visual studio without ...

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals

Joris Brauns earned his first MVP title for 2016 with Windows Development as area of expertise. ...

Deployments Simplified for github on Azure

In this post I would like to cover and share a quick and interesting deployment process, to get your github project hosted by any Azure user. The idea is simple. Application owners can add a "Deploy to Azure" button (or any other image or link) to their GitHub repository by ...

Xamarin Studio: Navigating back and forward in the editor

One feature I use a lot (and you start noticing this when you don’t have it anymore) is the key combination CTRL and -. In Visual Studio this navigates back to the previous point in code. So when navigating all around the code with CTRL and a mouse click (thank you ReSharper!), it’s a very… Continue reading Xamarin Studio: Navigating back and forward in the editor ...

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