Generating your tile/icon image assets for Windows 10 UWP using Photoshop Actions

UPDATE:  The Windows design team has made this template and the export actions into an official Windows 10 design resource. You can now find this at the Windows 10 design resources page under the Tools section as well as here in this post. — We all know that Windows 10 UWP now supports many different screen sizes…

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Windows 10 UAP app throws System.Resources.MissingManifestResourceException error when accessing strings from a RESX

If you try to access a string from a RESX file embedded in your Windows 10 UWP application or library in Visual Studio 2015, you’ll end up getting this exception: System.Resources.MissingManifestResourceException was unhandled by user code  HResult=-2146233038  Message=Unable to load resources for resource file “Contoso.UI.GeneralStrings” in package “d1c46561-bf90-4e62-9e4f-e2c1f3fe0fd1”.  Source=mscorlib  StackTrace:       at System.Resources.ResourceManager.GetString(String name, CultureInfo culture)       at…


Collection of modern UI icon libraries on the web for FREE

If you’re not a natural designer, like myself, it can be really tough to put together a beautiful modern UI. Or maybe you are a good designer but just don’t want to reinvent the wheel and are looking for a collection of existing modern icons / graphics. Well, I found the following resources to be…

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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…