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Connecting UWP Emulator to IISExpress localhost

I’m sure this has been covered a lot, but I’m writing it down so I don’t forget how I did it. If it helps anyone else then great. 1. Locate IIS Express in the system tray 2. Select Show All … Continue reading

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Text sizing, symbols and icons

Consider the following XAML; ; – displays the letter ‘W’ using the text semantics – displays the accept tick symbol – displays the sigma sign as an font icon – displays the accept tick again, but as a font icon … Continue reading

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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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How to debug Continuum?

Developing for Continuum poses an initially thorny question, “my phone is plugged into the dock, how can I also plug it into my PC to debug?”. My recommendation is to get yourself a Miracast device and use Continuum’s wireless connection … Continue reading

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Element to support changing focus in MVVM

The other day I moaned that setting focus to a control in an MVVM environment felt like a painful disconnect. There are probably a dozen ways to resolve this issue, but I thought I’d try to use a method that … Continue reading

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XAML TextBlock Performance gotcha

I’ve been using this.DebugSettings.IsTextPerformanceVisualizationEnabled = true to check on the text performance of my app and noticed this little gotcha. Consider the following code; When you run the app you’ll see the ‘Using text property’ is a pleasing shade of … Continue reading

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