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Why can't I deploy my UWP app with .Net Standard 2.0 to a Mobile device or emulator?

Several developers have been confused recently because they created new UWP apps using .Net Standard...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 02/14/2018

ComboBox on a Flyout attached to an AppBarButton loses mouse input on 1607

Several developers have asked why a ComboBox on a Flyout attached to an AppBarButton ignores mouse...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2016

Windows Store app projects stopped generating the .appxupload file after installing VS 2015 Update 1

Problem A few people have noticed that their Windows Store app projects stopped generating the...

Author: Abdulwahab Suleiman Date: 01/08/2016

VPN Network connections from Store apps running on Connected Standby devices are very slow

The title says it all: when you make a network connection from your Windows Store app to a resource...

Author: Matt Small Date: 06/24/2015

Implementing a Shake event on Windows Phone 8.1

function CopyCode(elemName) { var obj = document.getElementById(elemName);...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 06/17/2015

Replacement for MarketplaceReviewTask in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone Silverlight apps had a MarketplaceReviewTask to prompt users to review an app. Windows...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 06/11/2015

I want the sound to go here – Audio routing in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 devices have a number of different audio output options. Most of the time the...

Author: James Dailey - MSFT Date: 05/29/2015

Configuring your HttpClient to automagically decompress the response

// Recently I was writing a simple HttpClient to interface with a REST API. Typically I just pass...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 05/21/2015

MDM Enrollment succeeds but SyncML session aborts without errors

When helping customers implement MDM solutions for Windows 8.1, we frequently encounter scenarios...

Author: Prashant H Phadke Date: 05/14/2015

Sending Facebook invites from a Universal Windows app

In one of the previous posts published on this blog we’ve learned how to integrate Facebook in a...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 04/30/2015

Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Saver, Background Agents, and Background Tasks

I worked a support case recently where the customer had a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.0 background...

Author: Matt Small Date: 04/23/2015

How to use a Shared User Certificate for HTTPS authentication in an Enterprise application.

In Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1, the ability to use the sharedUserCertificates capability was...

Author: Eric Fleck Date: 03/26/2015

You want to print how many pages? I don’t think we have the memory for that Dave.

Thinking about adding printer support to your Windows Store app? Do you want to use XAML for...

Author: James Dailey - MSFT Date: 03/18/2015

Do not use the built-in Administrator account when performing MDM enrollment

Recently I worked with a customer who was implementing a MDM solution and was running into an issue...

Author: Prashant H Phadke Date: 03/18/2015

WebView's NavigateToLocalStreamUri is a method used by developers who want to locally host content...

Author: Matt Small Date: 02/27/2015

Setting up Fiddler to capture network traffic from the Unity 3D Editor

Our support team over at Microsoft is really getting into cross platform development. ...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 02/16/2015

Integrating Facebook authentication in Universal Windows apps

When it comes to develop a mobile application, a common requirement is the integration with...

Author: Matteo Pagani Date: 02/12/2015

Windows Phone 8 users without the 8.1 Update may experience issues accessing certain secured (HTTPS) websites.

Problem Windows Phone 8 users without the 8.1 Update may experience issues accessing certain secured...

Author: Abdulwahab Suleiman Date: 01/26/2015

Porting tips: bridging differences in the .Net Framework for Windows Runtime apps

One of the challenges of writing Windows Runtime apps with .NET is that they use a simplified...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 01/22/2015

Windows 8.1: Managing Standard Users using MDM

We often get asked by customers about how they can manage non-admin users using MDM. This blog...

Author: RashmiA-MSFT Date: 01/14/2015

Prevent The HTML Body from Scrolling using the WebView control – Universal Apps

Problem The WebView control itself does not scroll when the HTML Body exceeds the size of the view....

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 01/06/2015

Using a DataTriggerBehavior to change an ItemTemplate in a Windows Store App

Visual Studio 2013 comes with the Behaviors SDK that can be used when developing Windows 8.1 Store...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 12/10/2014

MDM: Configuring WLANProfile with a specific Wi-Fi network type returns error 500 on Windows phone 8.1

I recently helped a customer configure a Wi-Fi profile through MDM. The issue that they were running...

Author: Prashant H Phadke Date: 11/19/2014

Why doesn't the Windows 8.1 Bluetooth Rfcomm Chat Sample work?

I've seen support cases and forum posts asking this question:  "Why doesn't the Windows...

Author: Matt Small Date: 11/10/2014

Capturing raw PCM audio on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

There are a number of different audio capture and playback APIs on Windows Phone 8.x. Unfortunately...

Author: James Dailey - MSFT Date: 10/31/2014

Using WNS Toast localization in a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 application

If you are writing a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 application and using Windows Notification...

Author: Eric Fleck Date: 10/17/2014

Strategies for Handling Errors in your Windows Store Apps

// Working in developer support at Microsoft we see a lot of cases in the forums and customers that...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 10/16/2014

Windows Phone 8.1: Cannot install Company apps

I was helping customers with deploying Company apps to Windows Phone 8.1 through MDM and here are...

Author: RashmiA-MSFT Date: 10/09/2014

Strategies for sharing code in XAML-based Universal apps

Universal apps are a great way to share code between your Windows and Windows Phone versions of your...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 10/02/2014

Windows 8.1 MDM: Demystifying the operation modes of MDMAgent.exe

The Windows 8.1 Enterprise Device Management Protocol document talks about the different contexts...

Author: Prashant H Phadke Date: 09/25/2014

A Simple SemanticZoom

I'm Confused I'm a big fan of simplicity. There are times that I look at sample code and cannot...

Author: Matt Small Date: 09/18/2014

Walkthrough Creating a Local Mobile Service in Visual Studio - .NET backend

This walkthrough creates a Mobile Service locally.  It in no way is connected to your Azure...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 09/11/2014

Achievement Unlocked: MIDI support added to Windows 8.1 apps

Since the release of Windows 8 Developer Preview I have been pushing our Multimedia group to add...

Author: James Dailey - MSFT Date: 09/04/2014

Windows Phone Camera Preview Deadlock when leaving page.

I recently investigated a Windows Phone problem, reported by one of our forum contributors, in which...

Author: Eric Fleck Date: 08/25/2014

Windows Phone 8.1 MDM Push functionality

Here is an attempt to provide a brief overview of Windows Phone 8.1 MDM Push functionality. In...

Author: RashmiA-MSFT Date: 08/21/2014

Error: ‘is attempting to implement an inaccessible interface’ - when running a plug-in for a Unity 3D game

I recently decided to write a plug-in for Unity 3D that can be used for targeting a Windows Store...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 08/14/2014

Why can’t I create an app package? Windows Phone Xap vs. Appx

Differences between Windows Phone Silverlight apps and Windows Phone Store apps are a recurring...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 08/07/2014

Programmatically create and configure a Client Certificate for use in your Windows Runtime based app

Often there is a need in your Windows Store app (including Windows Phone 8.1) to access resources...

Author: Prashant H Phadke Date: 07/31/2014

FileTypeAssociation Logo sizes for Windows Phone 8.1 modern apps

The MSDN documentation on “How to handle file activation”, for Windows and Windows Phone...

Author: Eric Fleck Date: 07/25/2014

Walkthrough: Attaching an Azure SQL database to your .NET Backend

function CopyCode(elemName) { var obj = document.getElementById(elemName);...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 07/17/2014

Multi MediaElement - A Playlist Solution (next item no waiting)

We get quite a few questions in the forums about how to handle playlists when using the...

Author: James Dailey - MSFT Date: 07/11/2014

Automating analysis of Windows Store crash reports

If you are a developer with applications published in the Windows Store for Windows or Windows...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 06/26/2014

A Primer on WebView.NavigateToLocalStreamUri

Scenario A forum post recently asked about navigating to a page that that contains images that are...

Author: Matt Small Date: 06/20/2014

Constraining manipulations

Touch screens are cool. Being able to drag and manipulate pictures and objects on the screen is fun,...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 06/10/2014

Including Self-Signed Certificates with your Windows Runtime based Windows Phone 8.1 apps

The concept of Universal apps lets you share common code targeting the Windows Runtime between a...

Author: Prashant H Phadke Date: 06/05/2014

My experience with .NET Native Preview

Hello everyone, Recently the .NET Native Preview has been announced. I was thrilled to read the...

Author: Helge Mahrt Date: 05/22/2014

Explaining the AndContinue methods for Windows Phone 8.1 SDK

function CopyCode(elemName) { var obj = document.getElementById(elemName);...

Author: Bret Bentzinger Date: 05/08/2014

Game Development Middleware - What is it? Do I need it?

This is a companion text blog to the video blog that will be released on Channel 9 next week. I...

Author: James Dailey - MSFT Date: 05/02/2014

Creating a WebSite for Polling Live Tiles

// You can very easily have your app Poll for Live Tiles. What is cool about that is that you don't...

Author: Jeff Sanders Date: 04/30/2014

Frame of reference: keeping the music playing across pages

A musical score is a great way to add zip to your app, but many people are stumped because the Xaml...

Author: Rob Caplan [MSFT] Date: 04/24/2014

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