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Exploring Windows Mixed Reality, switching between 2D / 3D and embedding Web Views

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager, Davide Zordan explores switching between Unity 3D and XAML 2D views and integrating the access to UWP APIs for content hosted on Web Views. This scenario could be particularly useful if an app needs to reuse existing code, perhaps available in a website, with the requirement to access the Windows ...

Validate input in Xamarin.Forms using INotifyDataErrorInfo, custom Behaviors, Effects and Prism

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Davide Zordan, explores the rich set of validation features in Xamarin.Forms. I have recently been investigating the support available in Xamarin.Forms for validation and, in particular, researched the possibility of using INotifyDataErrorInfo to complement the traditional approach of ...

Universal Windows Programming: What is it and how it can help

Mike Finley, Senior Application Development Manager, discusses how Universal Windows Programming can help you develop one application that runs on multiple devices and form factors with Windows 10. More and more devices are now available for the end users to achieve an online and offline mobile experience.  Gartner believes that by ...

Maximize code on the Mobile Platform of your choice

In this blog post, Application Development Managers, Derrick Sharpe and Justin Wendlandt, highlight the many options to maximize development productivity across a range of mobile platforms, including Windows 10, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and more. Contrary to popular belief, the Windows Phone application development landscape is not dead...

Using OAuth2 with SOAP

Premier Development Consultant Marius Rochon explores the combination of Universal App Platform (UAP) with SOAP using OAuth2 protocol for authentication. One possible application of this approach might be migrating from WCF to REST and/or needing to mix REST and SOAP services. Although the sample uses a UWP client, the same code would apply to...

.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as ...

Universal App Development and IoT Training – Now Available

  Windows Universal App Development (Workshop and Briefing) We hope you’ve been able to watch some of the Build and Ignite sessions over the last few weeks. If the content on Windows 10 piqued your interest, Premier Developer has training materials available. Now you can build one app that runs on all Windows devices and design your ...

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