UWP Windows 10 App, TitleBar and Status bar customization

“Hello World”! Customize the title bar of your Universal App for Windows 10 is quite easy, but you need to write different code for PC and Mobile.  The class that allows you to customize the title bar: when running on a PC is called TitleBar when running on a Mobile is called StatusBar Before to…

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Azure, Usage of CDN API to Load and Purge content

c”Hello World”! Azure CDN is a great and powerful feature that is straightforward to setup and configure, but the management of the CDN content can be performed only via the Azure Portal or directly invoking the CDN APIs. There are no CDN PowerShell cmdlets at the moment. The API to load or purge specific content…

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UWP Windows 10 App, Windows startup size and full screen

“Hello World”! In some scenarios you might want to launch your brand new Windows 10 app with a specific size and/or you might want to set a minimum size in order to properly code the adaptive UI layer. To launch your view with a specific size you first need to change the default startup mode: ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchWindowingMode…

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IIS Remote Administration APIs and DCOM ID 10028 Error

“Hello World”! Today I want to blog about an odd behavior you might see if you do remote administration of an Internet Information Server (IIS) from a Windows Server 2008 R2 or later OS. Let’s say that you have a script or a tool that allows you to remotely manage IIS, and this tool is based on .NET Framework. You might notice that…

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Taking dumps on different scenarios

“Hello World”! Sometime you need to get your hands dirty with low level debugging. In such cases everything starts with the capture of a full memory dump, at the right moment, with the right method. Why a full memory dump? Because otherwise the dump will not contain all the user-mode process’s memory and therefore some…

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How to programmatically get App reviews from Windows Store

“Hello World”! We just announced the availability of the Windows Store analytics API. With these APIs you can get many useful information directly from the Windows Store, without the need to pick up a browser and login in the Dev Center. More important, you can now programmatically access to these information! Let’s see, for example,…

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Windows 10 App insights with Cortana

“Hello World”! My need was to quickly visualize a report of one of my published apps in the Windows Store. I just wanted a quick way to see the rating, the number of reviews and the active users. These information were all already available but scattered over many websites: mobile engagement, hockey app and windows…

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WIF 4.5 Active/Passive/Delegation examples

“Hello World”! Lately more and more customers are asking me help and examples on how to use WIF 4.5+WCF in their projects, just a quick jump-start or how to “migrate” from the previous version (WIF on .NET 3.5). As you may know WIF is now part of the framework so the first thing to note…

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WCF ETW Tracing

“Hello World”! Today I would like to share a quick way to enable and collect WCF tracing, machine wide, without any configuration change! We are all used to enable WCF diagnostic tracing using the application/web configuration file (leveraging our friend System.Diagnostics.XmlWriterTraceListener). But WCF uses also ETW for tracing, so we have a second option! The…

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