Posts by Michael Crump

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Announcing Windows Template Studio

By Michael Crump and Clint Rutkas

Today, we are pleased to announce the next evolution in your File → New Universal Windows Platform app in Visual Studio - Windows Template Windows Template Studio addresses a top community ask in our developer survey to make it easier… Read more

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Calling Windows 10 APIs From a Desktop Application

By Michael Crump

In today's post, we're covering how PC software can leverage the rich functionality of Windows This is valuable background for the post, "Adding UWP Features to your Existing PC Software," which goes into even more detail on the So here’s… Read more

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Windows Ink 3: Beyond Doodling

By Michael Crump

Support on Inking with the new Surface devices Read Windows Ink 1: Introduction to Ink and PenRead Windows Ink 2: Digging Deeper with Ink and Pen In the first post in this series, we took a quick look at Windows… Read more

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Windows Ink 1: Introduction to Ink and Pen

By Michael Crump

Support on Inking with the new Surface devices Read Windows Ink 2: Digging Deeper with Ink and Pen Read Windows Ink 3: Beyond Doodling Using a pen and computer has an interesting history that goes farther back than you’d In… Read more

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Animations with the Visual Layer

By Michael Crump

When the layout of your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app changes, there is often a slight pause as your app rearranges content to fit the new window size or Composition APIs let you create smooth-as-butter animations between these states so… Read more

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Smooth Interaction and Motion with the Visual Layer

By Michael Crump

The Composition APIs come with a robust animation engine that provides quick and fluid motion running in a separate process from your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) This provides a consistent 60 frames per second when running your app on an… Read more

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Accessibility and your app design

By Michael Crump

Accessibility is about making your app usable to the largest possible For some apps, accessibility is required by For others, it’s part of the service you are offering to a specific audience and a way to make your app more… Read more

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Creating Beautiful Effects for UWP

By Michael Crump

The Composition APIs allow you to enhance the appeal of your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app with a wide range of beautiful and interesting visual Because they are applied at a low level, these effects are highly They run at… Read more

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Interop between XAML and the Visual Layer

By Michael Crump

The Composition APIs empower Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to do beautiful and powerful things when they drop down to the Visual Layer (as in the sample below). One of the remarkable things about these APIs is that they are… Read more