Making a TextBlock in a DataTemplate Accessible

I really love the data templates in XAML that allow me to create a XAML template for rendering an object. This is particularly useful for GridView and other controls that can show the contents of a collection. I was recently working on the accessibility of our application, which allows screen readers to read the text…

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Using the App Bar to Operate on Items

I’m building a Windows Store App in C# and XAML, and I wanted to allow you to remove/edit/move items in a GridView control, just like you can in the Finance application: When you right-click an item (or swipe down with touch), the item is selected (MSFT here) and the app bar pops up with commands…

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