Developing Universal Windows Apps

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In this episode, Robert is joined by Navit Saxena, who demonstrates building Universal Windows Apps with Visual Studio 2015. Navit reviews how to install the Windows 10 tooling, create adaptive apps, build UI for different device families and use platform and 3rd-party extension SDKs.

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    issam

    very very happy to see that XAML and c# is used to build windows10 apps, and not that html/js thing ...

    thanks :)

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    andrew

    this is great

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    jonwalker76

    Do Microsoft Universal Apps support iOS and Android devices? Which versions of Windows will Microsoft Universal Apps be compatible with XP/Vista/7/8 or only 10?

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    jonwalker76

    Which back ends does Microsoft Universal Apps support? If I'm using say Microsoft's flagship SQL Server on Desktop, how is that supported on Mobile - am I back to creating # If's in code to switch between SQL Server and something else like DBLite?

     

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    Arad

    Thanks for your information. I got a little bit confused about device specific views (e.g. PC family), How do you detect a device as a PC for example; Is it based on the screen size or complier or binary which is downloaded from the store ? I'm asking this because the way you described it, now we have to consider screen size rather than platform. now is it possible to mix up them together?  

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    cynosure09

    @Arad, Device Family specific views are based on the OS (Desktop, Mobile etc...) the device is running on. You are correct, for most scenarios you should be designing your views mostly based on screen size and use platform controls and state triggers to do adaptive layout.

     

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    cynosure09

    @jon: Universal Windows App are supported on Windows platform, these don't run on iOS and Android. Also, Universal Windows apps are supported on Windows 10 devices, you cannot run these on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

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