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

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 & Visual Studio 2013

The latest update to Windows Embedded Compact 2013 was a bit of a surprise as besides the usual cumulative bug fixes and tweaks it adds development support with Visual Studio 2015. Since the days of Windows Mobile 6 and even CE 7 it has been common to use an old version of Visual Studio to… Continue reading Windows Embedded Compact 2013 & Visual Studio 2013

Moving from WinForms to XAML Runtime on Windows Embedded Compact

I recently found an old set of slides I created for TechEd NZ a few years ago which collected together useful information for moving from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone. It struck me that some of this would also be useful for the Embedded XAML Runtime when considering moving code from a traditional WinForms UI… Continue reading Moving from WinForms to XAML Runtime on Windows Embedded Compact

WriteableBitmapEx for Windows Embedded Compact 7

I have ported René Schulte‘s excellent WriteableBitmapEx project to run on Windows Embedded Compact 7. The original library supports drawing across various XAML user interfaces – Silverlight, Windows Phone, WPF and Windows 8 Apps. Because XAML In The Hand exposes an object model which matches Silverlight there was very little work required to port, it… Continue reading WriteableBitmapEx for Windows Embedded Compact 7