The Windows AppConsult blog has moved!

Since a while Microsoft has launched a new platform called Tech Community, where different groups in Microsoft can publish news, articles and stay in touch in a better way with communities and developers. As AppConsult, we immediately saw the opportunity to move to a more modern platform, which can help us to reach and share…


Add AI feature to Xamarin.Forms app

Now, AI is one of important technologies. Almost all platforms have API sets of AI. Following list is technology names per platform. Windows 10: Windows ML Android: TensorFlow iOS: CoreML Xamarin can call native API sets using C#. It means you can implement AI feature on your app using Xamarin. This article will be introducing…


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 been owned two libraries that are ReactiveProperty and Livet. ReactiveProperty is targeted .NET Standard 2.0. .NET Standard 2.0 is available for .NET Core. However, Livet is targeted .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later. So, I have to convert it when…


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 interesting features for Windows Desktop app developers. WPF and Windows Forms support In .NET Core 3.0 Preview 1, We can use WPF and Windows Forms. It is very easy. You just type below commands. dotnet new wpf or dotnet…


Integrate the Microsoft Graph in your HoloLens and Mixed Reality apps

Microsoft Graph
Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Graph is all about you! About the data of the user: Azure Active Directory, Office 365 data, Enterprise Mobility and Security services, Education tenant data and Windows Services. As a developer, the beauty resides in the unified way to authenticate, access and query the data. It can simply be by using a HTTPS Rest…


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 platforms, like C#, Visual Studio and Azure Functions. The skill we have built in the previous posts was available to every user: it didn’t need to know who the user is asking the questions in order to return…

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Computer Vision for Augmented Reality

This blog post is a condensed version of one of my recent talks on Augmented Reality and computer vision. Since my colleagues Matteo Pagani and Sebastien Bovo released the practical approach to WinML in Windows 10 and Hololens Unity, I felt it’s time to shed some light on the theory. 1. The Why Thanks to…


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 with the upcoming support for WPF and Windows Forms. In the post we took a WPF project, a sample LOB app which I often use for my articles and sessions, and we migrated it to use .NET…

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

HoloLens and Windows ML
HoloLens and Windows ML

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and powered by the Cloud. We can now go even further and bring AI to HoloLens gracefully thanks to Windows Machine Learning and Windows 10! Let’s go and make it real with a full working and reusable sample. Yes! Reusable because, you can train your own Custom Vision model and run…


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 really liked.     Dark Mode in File Explorer The option to enable the dark mode is available under Settings > Personalization > Colors. It is possible switch between Light and Dark app mode.    …