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  • UWP-007 - Understanding XAML Schemas and Namespace Declarations

    @jsiahaan: I'm not sure what you mean ... this looks to me to be correct.  Can you elaborate? 

  • UWP-001 - Series Introduction

    @Sundawn: I'm pretty sure you don't need Windows 10 Pro ... but don't take my word for it.  You should probably search for it. Windows 10 Pro (or greater) is required.

    @stahtufiang: No, there's really nothing in C# 6 that is a "must know" to build apps and I want to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible.

    @jeffcato: "I changed it to Debug|X86 and all the debug targets returned." I'll be honest, I don't know the answer to that question.  Perhaps someone at Microsoft could help us out here?

  • UWP-051 - UWP SoundBoard - Creating the Data Model and Data Binding

    @TomaszS: So, the way I look at classes is that there are two main types of classes:


    There are "domain" / model / entity classes ... classes that have state (properties) and are vital to the business problem you're trying to solve.  Their methods generally act on their own object instance.

    Then there are utility classes that have no state, and play a supporting role.  Factories, managers, orchestrators, facades.  The methods act on instances of other classes (not themselves, because, again, they have no state).

    Domain classes are generally not static.  Factories, managers, orchestrators ... the generally ARE static

  • UWP-020 - Common XAML Controls - Part 1

    @rc roeder: Nice.  Did not know that.  :)

  • UWP-004 - What Is XAML?

    @currygoerge: as @jboemios said I think I address this later.  In a nut shell, it has to do with the XML schema where the XAML rules or the XAML controls are defined.  Back in the old days, some of the XAML controls (the default namespace) didn't have a name property defined -- it was already taken care of by the XAML rules (the x:). But I **guess** it caused some confusion and so they added Name to the default namespace so you don't have to use the x: namespace any longer.

  • UWP-001 - Series Introduction

    @Paul1967: Hi, unfortunately Template 10 was not in the scope for this series.  I'm sure the creators will create some absolute beginner content around it to help. 

    And sorry ... we don't have a MapControl or geofencing example, either.  As you can see this content is totally different.  We'll keep that in mind if there's ever another version of this series.

    Good luck!

  • UWP-001 - Series Introduction

    @TomaszS: The time you're referring to ... I had some severe depression going on, and after some therapy and meds I got back on my feet again.  I wrote a whole blog post about it if you're interested. 

    Hope you enjoy this series!

  • UWP-058 - UWP Weather - Setup and Working with the Weather API

    @kiko: Hmm... thanks for pointing that out ... I'm not sure what happened there.

  • UWP-002 - Creating your First Universal Windows Platform App

    @jonny: So, I don't work for Microsoft.  I'm not sure what you're referring to regarding ASP.NET and WCF -- I never heard "it works across all Windows device families" as one of the selling points for those technologies.  Nonetheless, I would encourage you to be informed, take a close look at the approaches to building adaptive apps (whether in this series or otherwise) and then you can make a decision whether this is for you or not.  Universal apps is sufficiently different from ASP.NET and WCF that it would be hard to compare them.

  • UWP-001 - Series Introduction

    @SonPhan: I've got four phones and switch between them ... 2 Windows Phones, an iPhone and an Android.  It helps me see what's going on across all the platforms.