“UWPDesktop” NuGet Package Version 14393

The UWPDesktop NuGet package is here to improve the developer experience with Visual Studio when walking along the Desktop Bridge. The Desktop Bridge allows you to call UWP APIs directly from your WinForms, WPF or VB application. You can use APIs such as Live tiles, Notifications, App Services and many more! Previously, calling UWP APIs…

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Create Secondary Tiles from your Desktop Application

Starting from the Insider Preview Build 16199 you can create SecondaryTiles directly from your desktop application by leveraging the Desktop Bridge. A secondary tile provides a consistent, efficient way for users to directly access specific areas within a packaged app from the Start screen. Although a user chooses whether or not to “pin” a secondary…


Desktop Bridge: Creators Update

Overview The creators update is packed with new features for app developers and end users. These features are designed to delight the developers who are in turn enabled to delight their end users as well as to provide a rich experience. User Transition & Data Migration Users will be encouraged to download the store version…

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Desktop Bridge: Smooth User Transition & Data Migration

Overview Users will be encouraged to download the store version of their desktop apps. If the user already has the previous desktop version of the app, the transition experience should be as seamless as possible. The Creators Update will provide the ability to provide this smooth experience along with some best practices for app developers…

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CompactOverlay mode – aka Picture-in-Picture

Note: The new feature(s) covered in this post are available to Windows Insiders running build 15021 or newer. New in Creators Update: In the most recent Windows 10 Creators Update we introduce a new compact overlay mode for UWA app windows. When an app window enters compact overlay mode it’ll be shown above other windows so it…

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How to ensure your toast notifications continue to work when converting your win32 app into a Windows Store app using project Centennial

[Originally posted by Lei Xu]   As you may already know, developer can now bring their existing apps and games to the Windows Store with the Desktop Bridge, known as project Centennial. For developers who has been integrating with toast notification features in Windows 8 and Windows 10, when you turn your app into a…

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