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 from a toast notification. However, the sample used in the post had a limitation compared to a real world scenario: the notification was generated by the app itself, as a consequence of the user pressing…

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Add a bit of machine learning to your Windows application thanks to WinML

Disclaimer! I’m a complete rookie in the Machine Learning space But the purpose of this post is exactly to show how also an amateur like me can integrate Machine Learning inside a Windows app thanks to WinML and Azure! But let’s take a step back ad talk a bit about WinML. Machine Learning and AI…

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Activating a Progressive Web App on Windows 10 using a toast notification

If you have some familiarity with Progressive Web Apps or if you have read the great blog post by my team mate Mike on how to integrate notifications in a Progressive Web App, you’ll already know that web applications running on Windows 10 have a big advantage. When they are packaged as an app, in…

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Adaptive Cards, Desktop Bridge and Timeline in Windows 10

Adaptive Cards is a relatively new concept that has been introduced by Microsoft and it’s all about rendering some visual content using a standard JSON format. A card is a collection of information that you want to display to your users and it can include images, text, complex layouts and even actions, like in the…

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Choosing the right icon for the Store in a UWP or Desktop Bridge app

The manifest editor included in Visual Studio 2017 for UWP or Desktop Bridge apps is a great starting point to handle the various assets of your application. Thanks to an option added starting from the 2017 release, in fact, you have the chance to automatically generate all the required assets (including support for the various…

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Desktop Bridge: best practices and common issues

This post has been written by the TAppEx and CMCO teams, in collaboration with Windows AppConsult Below are common Desktop Bridge Microsoft Store Policy failures. By familiarizing yourself with these policies and making any necessary changes to your app, you can help ensure that your app gets into the Store in a timely manner.  We’ve…

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Handling Visual C++ dependencies in a Desktop Bridge app in the Fall Creators Update

One of the requirements for packaging a desktop application with the Desktop Bridge is to embed inside the package all the required dependencies (libraries, frameworks, etc.) which are required by the app to run. The main goals are to provide a seamless user experience (the app should work out of the box once downloaded from…

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Preparing a Desktop Bridge application for the Store submission

If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know that currently the submissions of Desktop Bridge apps on the Store requires an extra vetting other than the standard certification process. Desktop Bridge applications, in fact, make use of a special capability called runFullTrust, which is restricted. If you try to submit an application that declares it…

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Chaining multiple installers with the Desktop App Converter

One of the key requirements of an app package deployed from the Store is that it must be self-contained: the application must run without asking to the user to manually install a set of libraries, a framework or a runtime. If this requirement is easy to satisfy with a regular UWP application, since they fully…

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