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#ifdef WINDOWS – One Developer’s Guide to the Surface Hub

By Nikola Metulev

Building experiences for the Surface Hub requires developers to tailor their apps for the big screen and multiple users interacting with different components at the same  Gian Paolo Santopaolo came to Redmond all the way from Switzerland to share best practices for… 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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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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Polishing Your App with Animations and Audio Cues

By Michael Crump

There are plenty of well-designed apps out Often what distinguishes a great Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app from a good one is the small touches, like animations and audio This post will provide guidance on some of the subtle nuances… Read more

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Designing for Intuitive Navigation

By Michael Crump

In the past several posts, we have covered user interface (UI) design concepts such as typography, visual cues, and design In today’s blog, however, we will look at a topic that has much less to do with solving UI design… Read more

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Scaling your phone app design to all UWP device families

By Rajen Kishna

In porting your phone app to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), one of the main challenges you’ll face is coming up with reasonable visual designs for the wide variety of devices and form factors supported by The advantage of taking… Read more

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Sketching your app design

By Michael Crump

If design can be said to have one big secret, something that makes designers what they are and distinguishes them from coders, it is At the same time, it is an easy skill to learn—though not to master—and you have… Read more

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Getting started with app design

By Michael Crump

This blog is the first in a multi-part series on app design for We’ll introduce you to the tricks of the design trade so you can create more attractive and more successful UWP There is a well-known gap in the… Read more