Building Apps for the Universal Windows Platform - Getting Started

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I have seen a ton of videos on the magic of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and how we can now write the same code to target a multitude of devices. Let's face it though, I'm a dev, I want to see how it's done (and as an extension that it is indeed possible). Queuing off of some feedback from a video on XAML improvements, we decided to make a real application that simultaneously targets the client, the phone, and a Raspberry PI 2 with the same codebase. It turns out that it isn't all that magical at all. This three part series is divided into the following sections:

  • Getting Started - In this section Navit writes an app shows how the exact same codebase behaves in the client, the phone, and the Raspberry PI
  • Customizing for the Device - Daniel then takes the code and shows how to take the codebase Navit started to customize the experience for each device.
  • Store Ready - Unni then takes the application from Daniel and shows how to get the app store ready and even creates a fully prepared package for store deployment.

This is Part 1 in the series: Getting Started.

Feel free to ask questions below! The team seemed eager to help. Also, let us know if you build an app so we can showcase your work!

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      Viron​Papadopoulos

      Are the project files available anywhere?

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      sethjuarez

      Yes! Just added the files above. Thanks for keeping us honest!

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      Deactivated User

      Good series. Follow up whole app walkthrough episodes must cover Lumia SensorCore, Lumia Imaging, Band using Visual C++ as Virtual Academy already has HTML5.net covered. Also, from my personal experience, Behavior briefed at end should be explored showcasing more variety, so it can be remembered when useful.

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