Introducing Pontoon – A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform

I first created the “Charming” libraries for Windows Phone in order to add some APIs which were added to Windows 8 but not available on phone. Many of the early ones┬áreplicated the “Charms” related functionality (Sharing/Search/Settings)┬áhence the silly name. When I created version 9 about a year ago I consolidated lots of separate libraries into… Continue reading Introducing Pontoon – A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform

UWP and XAML CustomResource Markup

UWP doesn’t support writing custom markup extensions however there is one built in markup extension which is extensible. The CustomResource extension allows you to write XAML such as:- <TextBlock Text=”{CustomResource PortableStringResource1}”/> In this case PortableStringResource1 is a unique key to refer to a resource in a source of your choosing. There is no out of… Continue reading UWP and XAML CustomResource Markup