Applying decals

Every few years, it seems I have a reason to apply a decal.  These decals are one-time only – meaning, if you mess up the stick, you are not adjusting it.  I’ve done this with the decals on the side of the Arcade Cabinet and I expect to do something like this for Suleski &…

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Finding control templates

With UWP, I’m finding myself overriding the control templates of existing controls.  Creating these control templates from scratch is not even on the table as a realistic possibility.  So, coders typically use debug code to print out a control template, load a control in Blend, or what I’m now using: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/mt299122.aspx Back in WPF, I do…

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Using font icons in UWP

Microsoft has made the switch from old-school image icons to font icons that web technologies like Font Awesome and Glyphicons have been offering for years.  There is a set of fonts that Microsoft has included with all Windows 10 operating systems.  But the font that has most of the icons is Segoe MDL2 Assets.  Here,…

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The elusive SplitView

I’m working on an UWP app and love the idea of SplitView.  However, useful documentation is few and far between.  Although I am currently nixing use of SplitView for my current project (UX choice), I want to note the best the web has to offer on the subject. A lap around the SplitView Control Guidelines for…

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