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The Windows AppConsult blog has moved!

Since a while Microsoft has launched a new platform called Tech Community, where different groups in...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 02/27/2019

Add AI feature to Xamarin.Forms app

Now, AI is one of important technologies. Almost all platforms have API sets of AI. Following list...

Author: KazukiOta Date: 12/18/2018

How to convert class library that is targeted WPF to .NET Core 3.0 from .NET Framework

At Connect(); 2018, .NET Core 3.0 Preview 1 was released and to support WPF/WinForms announced. I’ve...

Author: KazukiOta Date: 12/12/2018

Desktop development features of .NET Core 3.0 Preview 1

At Connect(); 2018, Announced releasing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 1. In this release, it has very...

Author: KazukiOta Date: 12/12/2018

Integrate the Microsoft Graph in your HoloLens and Mixed Reality apps

Microsoft Graph is all about you! About the data of the user: Azure Active Directory, Office 365...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 12/06/2018

Alexa + Azure Functions + Microsoft Graph = a smarter assistant!

On this blog we have recently learned how to build an Alexa Skill using Microsoft tools and...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 12/05/2018

Computer Vision for Augmented Reality

This blog post is a condensed version of one of my recent talks on Augmented Reality and computer...

Author: Marc Plogas Date: 11/19/2018

Update your Windows desktop app to .NET Core 3.0.100-preview-009754

Recently we have learned how we can use the daily builds of .NET Core 3.0 to start experimenting...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 11/16/2018

🔙 Back to the future now ⏩: Execute your Azure ☁ trained Machine Learning 🧪 models on HoloLens!

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and powered by the Cloud. We can now go even further and bring...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 11/15/2018

4 Cool things in Windows 10 version 1809

I wrote this post to share some of the great features available on Windows 10 version 1809 that I...

Author: Luís Henrique Demetrio Date: 11/12/2018

How to debug Unity projects with IL2CPP backends on the Hololens

Debugging Unity projects with a .NET backend is rather easy. Unfortunately, it's deprecated at will...

Author: Marc Plogas Date: 11/08/2018

Support multiple languages in an Alexa Skill built with Alexa.NET

In the previous posts (see here and here) we have learned how we can build a skill for Alexa, the...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 11/08/2018

Upgrade your WinML application to the latest bits

A while ago I've blogged about WinML, the framework added in the Universal Windows Platform to...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 11/06/2018

Build your first Alexa skill with Alexa.NET and Azure Functions - The certification

In the previous post we have learned how to build our first Alexa skill using a set of familiar...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 11/03/2018

Build your first Alexa skill with Alexa.NET and Azure Functions - The basics

Amazon has recently released the vocal assistant Alexa and its lineup of Echo devices also in Italy....

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 11/02/2018

Add Push Notifications the easy way with Partner Center + Microsoft Store Services SDK

With the combination of the Engagement feature of Partner Center and the Microsoft Store Services...

Author: Mike Francis MSFT Date: 10/31/2018

Move your first steps with .NET Core 3.0 for desktop development

Warning! This post is dedicated to highly experimental technologies 😃 If you're into development in...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 10/29/2018

Create MSIX modification packages with Advanced Installer

In a previous post we have learned how, thanks to the MSIX packaging format and modification...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 10/26/2018

Automate the deployment of a multi-container application using Azure DevOps

In the previous post we have seen how, thanks to Azure Web Apps, we can easily host our...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 10/25/2018

“Invalid Property Value” XAML error with Xamarin.Forms

I got the error "Invalid value for property" while setting background-color to a Hex representation...

Author: Harshada Kshirsagar Date: 10/25/2018

Deploy a Docker multi-container application on Azure Web Apps

In the last post of my series about Docker we have seen how, thanks to Docker Compose, it's easy to...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 10/24/2018

The Configuration registry database is corrupt

This post is about an error that happened to an Desktop Bridge application that was published on...

Author: Luís Henrique Demetrio Date: 10/22/2018

Rename A Published App

Windows store presents an app to users with the help of logo, name, description and screenshots. But...

Author: Harshada Kshirsagar Date: 10/10/2018

Call Remote Assist from your HoloLens App

We annonced, in September 2018, new 1st party Mixed Reality business applications from Microsoft: We...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 10/05/2018

Using Windows Universal Runtime APIs from a standard Unity executable - Go deeper

Let's use and continue the work done in the previous article Using Windows Universal Runtime APIs...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 09/24/2018

Running containers based on different platforms side-by-side with Docker preview

When we have configured Docker in the first post, you'll remember that at some point we had to...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 09/20/2018

MSIX and modification packages: how to improve the DevOps experience for enterprise apps

If you regularly follow the news about the Windows ecosystem, you'll know that one of the biggest...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 09/17/2018

Introduction to Docker - Deploy a multi-container application

In the previous post we have learned how to build a multi-container application. On top of the...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 09/14/2018

Make your Windows 10 app available only to the intended device families

Set TargetDeviceFamily to “Windows.Desktop” if you intend for the app only to be available on PC...

Author: Mike Francis MSFT Date: 09/13/2018

Organizational Stores are your friend

Keep the Dev Center default for Organizational licensing to distribute your app to additional...

Author: Mike Francis MSFT Date: 09/13/2018

Go further on Windows Mixed Reality

Following the first series of articles named Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0, we can go...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 09/12/2018

Introduction to Docker - Create a multi-container application

In the previous post we did something a little bit more complex compared to the experiments we did...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 09/11/2018

First steps with Docker - "Dockerizing" your first application

In the previous post we have learned what Docker is and which are the benefits of using it to...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 09/11/2018

First steps with Docker - Introduction

As you know, in the AppConsult team our focus is to help customers all around the world in the...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 09/10/2018

Playing a media stream in background in a PWA on Windows 10

When a PWA is running on Windows using the Hosted Web App model, it has to follow the same rules and...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 08/04/2018

Using a Windows Runtime Component from a Win32 application

As we have seen in this blog multiple times, the Desktop Bridge isn't just a technology to package...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 08/02/2018

Deploying local application data in a Desktop Bridge app with Advanced Installer

One of the best practices when it comes to Windows development is to leverage the AppData folder...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 07/31/2018

Packaging a UWP application with a Win32 component in the right way

If you follow this blog, you'll remember that a while ago I've talked about the Desktop Bridge phase...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 07/29/2018

Using the Package Support Framework with a Desktop Bridge application in Visual Studio

In the previous post we have seen how to use the Package Support Framework in a Desktop Bridge app...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 07/22/2018

Solving common Desktop Bridge blockers with the Package Support Framework

Most of the times, packaging a Win32 application with the Desktop Bridge is a straightforward...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 07/18/2018

A simpler and faster way to publish your Desktop Bridge applications on the Microsoft Store

If you have ever tried to publish a Desktop Bridge application on the Store, you would have seen a...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 07/13/2018

Using Microsoft Graph in an Azure Function

The Microsoft Graph is becoming more and more an essential technology inside the Microsoft...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 06/27/2018

Using Windows Universal Runtime APIs from a standard Unity executable

The playground is the following: We develop an app or a game using Unity and may be with an old...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 06/26/2018

Show a toast notification in a Cordova app on Windows 10 with the proper title and text

We have already talked multiple times about toast notifications on Windows 10 on this blog. Very...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 06/25/2018

Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 - A simple example

We start from the empty project we just created (👨‍💻 The Unity project) and which we configured...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 06/14/2018

Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 - The Unity project

Have we said “From 0”🤔😏? Let’s go! - Launch Unity3D; the startup screen allows you to open an...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 06/14/2018

Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 - The technology and the tools

You have now a PC and a Windows Mixed Reality Headset, we can talk about the technology 👨‍💻! A...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 06/14/2018

Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0 - The hardware configuration

So, since October 2017 with the Fall Creators Update, Windows allows execution of native VR apps...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 06/14/2018

Create a Windows Mixed Reality App from 0

For almost 2 years now, we can embrace the futur in developing holographic applications with...

Author: Sebastien Bovo Date: 06/14/2018

Push notifications in a PWA running on Windows 10

In the previous post we have seen how we are able to activate a Progressive Web App on Windows 10...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 06/07/2018

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