Posts by Michael Crump

May 16, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

November 23, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

November 21, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

September 16, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

September 13, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

September 12, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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

August 26, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

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