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Universal Windows Platform Apps Start to Retrace Win32 Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 27, 2018 1

Microsoft is loosening some of the restrictions on UWP apps to entice more developers to switch. Greater access to the local file system, multi-instancing, and console app support is coming to UWP.

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Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

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UWP Community Toolkit Prepares for Windows Fluent Design

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Microsoft continues to prepare for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and they are upgrading developers tools and resources as part of these preparations. The UWP Community Toolkit (UCT) has been updated to take advantage of Microsoft's new Fluent Design Language that will eventually become the new user interface for Windows 10.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Prepares for Windows 10 Fall Update

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 25, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview for Visual Studio 2017 15.4. This release focuses on additions to support the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. UWP apps gain support for .NET Standard 2.0 and a new template makes it easier to bundle both traditional Win32 and UWP apps for distribution.

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Windows 10 Developers Encouraged to Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

Following the formal release of Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft is strongly encouraging developers to upgrade to its latest development environment. Yet while the Creators Update SDK now requires VS2017, some Windows 10 development workloads still require VS2015.

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ChakraCore Now Works on Linux and Mac OS

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

Microsoft has demonstrated ChakraCore running on Linux and Mac OS X, and Node.js/ChakraCore on Linux.

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A New Microsoft Tool Aims to Help iOS Developers Port Their Apps to UWP

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 27, 2016

A new tool belonging to the Windows Bridge for iOS, iOS App Analysis, aims to make it easier for iOS developers to port their apps to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Nick Gerard, program manager at Microsoft, writes.

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Codename One Adds Support for Java Apps to Target the Universal Windows Platform

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Codename One, a popular app development environment that allows Java to be used for a variety of platforms, can now also target the Universal Windows Platform. This will allow Java developers to target any device where Windows 10 is installed- whether phone, table or desktop- and raises the number of targetable platforms to eight.

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Porting Win32 Applications to Windows 10 with VS15

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 20, 2016

Project Centennial represents one of Microsoft's efforts to make the migration of existing Win32 applications to the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform easier. A new extension makes this tool easier to use under Visual Studio "15".

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Microsoft Supports React Native on UWP, Adds Tooling to VS Code

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 19, 2016

Microsoft and Facebook have announced that the Universal Windows Platform will be the next platform to support React Native. Aiding developers build React Native apps on Windows, Microsoft also released a React Native extension for Visual Studio Code that provides debugging and IntelliSense in their cross-platform code editor.

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Overview of the UWP App Model at Build 2016

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 13, 2016

Andrew Clinick, Program Manager at Microsoft, presented an overview of what’s new in the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App Model at Build 2016. One of the highlights this year is the conversion of desktop applications to UWP, code-named Project Centennial.

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Simplifying the Road from Win32 to Windows 10

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

One of the challenges Microsoft faces with Windows 10 is due to the company's own massive success in building their large library of traditional Win32 applications. Today at Build Microsoft revealed a new tool that makes porting an existing Win32 based application vastly easier.

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Microsoft Open Sources XAML Behaviors

by Jonathan Allen Follow 530 Followers on  Feb 15, 2016 1

XAML Behaviors have long been a frustrating part of WPF/Silverlight development. Though incredibly useful, the libraries were distributed and maintained in a strange fashion. That problem has finally been resolved with the announcement that XAML Behaviors will be open sourced and a matching NuGet package created.

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