What Is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App?

The concept of a common application architecture was first introduced in Windows 8 as the Windows Runtime. Windows Runtime (WinRT) was an evolution of the Windows app model, intended to be a common application architecture. When Windows Phone 8.1 became available, the Windows Runtime was aligned between Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows. This enabled developers […]

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Universal Windows App Project File Structure

All Universal Windows apps following MVVM pattern should have a similar directory structure. The following snapshot shows a possible project file structure of a Universal Windows app. Let us see briefly what all things go into each folders. App.xaml Controls: Reusable UI controls (application independent views) without view models. Platform specific Controls are added directly to […]

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Build great Windows apps with your Android app code

Project Astoria lets you build great Windows apps, while reusing your Android app code and tools. Apps built with this technology leverage key Windows interactions, and deliver the kind of experience Windows users expect. With Project Astoria you’ll be able to: Build Windows apps for phones with few code changes Use a Microsoft interoperability library […]

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