Windows Store app projects stopped generating the .appxupload file after installing VS 2015 Update 1

Problem A few people have noticed that their Windows Store app projects stopped generating the .appxupload file after upgrading to VisualStudio 2015 Update 1.   CauseThe project is not associated with the Store app.The StoreAssociation file path is missing from the respective project .csproj file. Either one of these causes listed above can stop the…


Sending Facebook invites from a Universal Windows app

In one of the previous posts published on this blog we’ve learned how to integrate Facebook in a Universal Windows app. Specifically, we’ve seen how to integrate the Facebook authentication, so that we are able to create a Universal Windows app where the user can login with his Facebook credentials, so that we can use…

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How to use a Shared User Certificate for HTTPS authentication in an Enterprise application.

In Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1, the ability to use the sharedUserCertificates capability was granted to Enterprise signed applications. The ‘sharedUserCertificates’ capability grants an application permission to access the certificates that the user has installed manually or that have been installed by an Enterprise MDM server, using SCEP protocol. Developers who try to use…

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Integrating Facebook authentication in Universal Windows apps

When it comes to develop a mobile application, a common requirement is the integration with third-party services: one of the most used is Facebook, which allows to integrate the social network experience into our application, by offering to the user the chance to authenticate himself, to share a content on his timeline or to retrieve…

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Strategies for sharing code in XAML-based Universal apps

Universal apps are a great way to share code between your Windows and Windows Phone versions of your app. Most devs have figured out how to share modules which are exactly the same, but sharing modules which are only almost the same is a bit less obvious. The Shared project isn’t a normal, stand-alone project:…