Actually porting something with Project Islandwood

Since the blog posting I made only 2 weeks ago, things have progressed quickly in Project Islandwood. The P.I. team (or as they are officially known,The Windows Bridge for iOS team, which, I’m sorry, is just not as cool) have released an update to their tools and have also released some Virtual Machine images that…

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Getting started with Project Islandwood

Update: The Project Islandwood repo on GitHub (aka “Windows Bridge for iOS”) has been updated to support iOS storyboards. This greatly simplifies the little tutorial in this blog post. Simply create a single view app, add some buttons and labels, and save it. Then use the vsimporter.exe tool to convert the project (storyboard and all!)…

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Submitting a WatchKit app

In the spirit of our increasingly cross-platform company, I thought I’d start posting some iOS development tips as they occur to me. I’ve been coding in iOS since the launch of the official App Store (I had one of the first apps on it) and it’s something I enjoy doing very much. I’m currently experimenting…


Declaring a XAML button programmatically and preventing it from vanishing on mouse over

Sometimes I like to make life difficult for myself, or at least it seems that way. For example, I’m apparently a bit mad, because when writing Windows Store apps I’d sometimes rather declare the various buttons and other UI elements in my C# source code, rather than in XAML. Having an enormous chunk of XAML in my MainPage.xaml…

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