Posts by Andrew Whitechapel

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C# Console UWP Applications

By Andrew Whitechapel

We’ve just published an update to the Console UWP App project templates on the Visual Studio marketplace  The latest version () adds support for The C# template code only works with Visual Studio 2017 version or  In a previous post, I described how… Read more

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Console UWP Applications and File-system Access

By Andrew Whitechapel

As announced in the May 2018 issue of MSDN Magazine, the latest Windows update introduces support for Console UWP We’re also introducing support for UWP apps to get broader access to the file-system than was previously In fact, it was… Read more

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Configure your app to start at log-in

By Andrew Whitechapel

For a long time, desktop PC users have been able to configure Win32 apps to start at startup or user This has also been possible for Desktop Bridge apps since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (). We've now extended this… Read more

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How to Restart your App Programmatically

By Andrew Whitechapel

For some apps (especially games) it is not uncommon for the app to get into a state where it needs to restart – perhaps after a license update, after installing downloadable content, its caches have become corrupt or unwieldy, or… Read more

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Command-Line Activation of Universal Windows Apps

By Andrew Whitechapel

As we continue to close the gap between Win32 and Universal Windows Apps, one of the features we’ve recently introduced is the ability to activate a UWA from a command line and pass the app arbitrary command-line This is available… Read more

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UWP App Diagnostics

By Andrew Whitechapel

At Build this year, we gave a sneak preview of a set of new APIs designed to provide diagnostic information about running You can see the videos here and here – but note that these were based on a pre-release… Read more