My Xamarin Story- How I cleared the certification in my first attempt !

I joined Microsoft right after college as a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Experience team. A technical evangelist is primarily responsible for taking the emerging Microsoft technologies to various audiences such as students, developers, solution architects as well as Business decision makers. And I was supposed to pick up Xamarin. What is Xamarin? Before I…

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デスクトップ ブリッジと VC ランタイムについて

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update がリリースされて、Visual Studio 2017 も Fall Creators Update 対応の 15.4 がリリースされています。今回は、Visual C++ のランタイムと デスクトップ ブリッジの関係を整理します。Visual C++ ランタイムとデスクトップ ブリッジの関係は、アプリのパッケージ化の準備というドキュメントにも記載がありますが、要点だけに焦点を当てます。Visual C++ 11(Visual Studio 2012) から Visual Studio 2017(VC14) とデスクトップ ブリッジの関係を示します。 VS バージョン VC バージョン 備考 2012 VC11 ダウンロード センター 2013 VC12 ダウンロード センター 2015 VC14 ダウンロード センター 2017 VC14 VS に含まれます Visual C++…


Use TLS 1.2 on a Windows Store App developed with Xamarin

So, lets imagine that you are using Xamarin do develop some Apps that will targeting Android, iOS and Windows 8.1 devices, now lets imagine also that due to security concerns you will need to use TLS 1.2 for all these three platforms. If you do a quick research on the Web you will find that…


Office Ribbon: Styling the Pivot Control

One thing I love about the XAML platform is the ability to modify the visual styles of any control without access to the source code and still benefitting from the control’s behavior. While starting a project I wanted to have a similar visual style as the one found in modern versions of Office, specially the…


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released October 17 is now available. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK (10.0.16299) is now available and can be installed via VS 2017 (15.4) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.11, updated DirectX 12, and updated Direct2D/DirectWrite. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK…


Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

The Windows 10 Creators Update (build 15063, aka Version 1703) is now available along with a new Windows 10 SDK release. The Windows 10 Creators Update SDK (10.0.15063) can be installed via VS 2017 (15.1) or as a standalone installer. This includes DirectXMath 3.10 and updated versions of Direct3D 12, DXGI 1.6, Direct3D 11.4 Direct2D,…


Desktop Bridge: Creators Update

Overview The creators update is packed with new features for app developers and end users. These features are designed to delight the developers who are in turn enabled to delight their end users as well as to provide a rich experience. User Transition & Data Migration Users will be encouraged to download the store version…