How to generate and manage app visual assets for Windows AND Windows Phone with ease using Photoshop actions

UPDATE:  If you’re looking for Photoshop templates for Windows 10, see my  newer post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/madenwal/archive/2015/11/24/photoshop-templates-amp-actions-for-generating-image-assets-for-windows-10-uwp-applications.aspx  — We all know that Windows and Windows Phone support many different screen resolutions. This requires dev teams to create many image assets in their app packages and we all know that takes a LOT of time to produce. To make…

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How to embed a WebBrowser control inside a Pivot Item in Windows Phone

I had an application that required a WebBrowser control within one of the PivotItem instances in a Pivot control.  There is nothing stopping you from having the Content property of the PivotItem be a WebBrowser control instance except that when you run the application, the WebBrowser interferes with the touch / swiping controls of the…


How to link style/resource dictionaries located in different assemblies in WinRT and SilverLight

If you’re architecting a modern application for Windows or Windows Phone for reuse or even for performance, you’ll quickly realize that putting everything in to the main application project isn’t the wisest of ideas.  When you start separating your views/controls into modules (separate projects), you’ll need to move your common styles into a separate resource…


Windows Phone Performance Tuning Resources

Just thought I would share my list of resources that have helped me performance tune Windows Phone applications.  I highly encourage all developers to read these articles before they ever embark on creating a Windows Phone app. It’ll save you a TON of time accounting for performance issues from the beginning and also make your…

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