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…


How to create a hamburger menu control for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

You’ve probably seen many apps on iOS and Android that have a “hamburger menu” layout control for their application.  This unfortunately is not an out-of-box control on Windows or Windows Phone and instead requires you to create your own custom built control for this UI paradigm. I’ve seen several apps on Windows or Windows Phone implement…

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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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Windows 8/8.1 Performance Tuning Resources

This is going to be a living blog post, but I plan to share some of the best resources on Windows 8 performance tuning here. If you want to contribute, please send me your resources!   Best practices on performance tuning Windows 8 applications: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/Hh994633.aspx   Videos on Windows 8 performance tuning from BUILD 2013: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/3-100https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/3-099https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/3-097https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/2-098