Category Archives: UniversalApps

How to display icons in Appbar’s secondary menu

By default the secondary menu from an AppBar does not display a icon. However, it’s pretty trivial to change. Then in the AppBarButtonStyle1 change the overflow, here is very quick hack to prove the point; and that gives you Obviously … Continue reading

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1080p 6 inch Silverlight vs. Jupiter

Anyone know how to resolve this? Given the simple XAML; This results in some very different results; Silverlight Jupiter The Silverlight version scales nicely with the phone, whereas the Jupiter version renders the text without scaling it. How do you … Continue reading

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Controlling the StatusBar (SystemTray) in a Universal App

One of the problems of using Universal Apps is that some components only exist in one platform and not in another. One such example is the StatusBar (formally known as SystemTray) for Windows Phone 8.1. For example, to change the … Continue reading

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Using Visual State Manager to share a Universal App page

I was having a chat about how Universal Apps work and how you might use the Visual State Manager to support both Win8 and Phone layouts in a single page.  Here goes; Create a new Universal App Cut MainPage.xaml from … Continue reading

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