Xbox One Development (2)

With the new Windows 10 Update the DEV mode on the Xbox One has also been changed. You now are just like with Windows IoT Core able to look at the device via a webapplication. This application gives you the abilities to uploaden, stopp, start etc apps. It look rather complete. Besides this there is also a new Dev Companion app for Windows 10. This app is more focused on the developer compared to the ‘normal’ Xbox app. In fact it does not more than a Remote Desktop connection to your Dev Xbox One. Together it looks like this. Pretty … Continue reading Xbox One Development (2)

Xbox One Development

You now can develop, build and deploy apps to your own Xbox One. In the Xbox One app store you need to search for Developer Activation and you get an app. After the install, you get an activation code. This one needs to bee entered on the URL; https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/XboxDevices. Your Xbox is now a developer Xbox(see NB). More information can be found here. https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-apps/uwp-on-xbox Just like developing for Windows Core IoT it is very easy. In Visual Studio select File –> New –> Project and then Windows –> Universal. With Run choose for Remote Machine and find your Xbox One … Continue reading Xbox One Development

Windows 10 on Raspberry PI 2

The beauty of Windows 10 it runs on your Raspberry PI 2 as well as on your computer/laptop. An Universal Windows App for your laptop with Windows will run without many changes on a Raspberry PI 2. It is fairly easy. In Visual Studio make an Universal Windows App. Press F5 to run the app locally and test it. That takes a while, but it will run as expected. To run the same app on the Raspberry PI you need to follow some steps. Your computer is a x86/x64 solution Platform device. A Raspberry PI is based on ARM technology … Continue reading Windows 10 on Raspberry PI 2

Windows 10 Development: Small and Big Screens

With Windows 10 and the fact that it runs on every device, the Universal app as we know in Windows 8.1 is gone. That makes it easier, but also more complex in another way.   Previous you had a project for Windows Phone and the windows in this project are for small screens. Now every size of window is in one project even in one XAML file, you have to deal with that in one way. Lucky the Windows 10 development SDK has some useful resources. Like a RelativePanel. On a RelativePanel the controls have a relative position to other … Continue reading Windows 10 Development: Small and Big Screens

Windows 10 IoT Core

Since the //Build/ conference is a technical preview of Windows 10 for Raspberry PI 2 is available. With that the promise of Microsoft (Windows on all devices) becomes reality. There will be 3 versions of Windows 10 IoT available: For Industry Devices, Mobile Devices and Core. Installing Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry PI 2 very easy. More information on http://windowsondevices.com and demos http://ms-iot.github.io/content/win10/StartCoding.htm. While installing you will see these screens pass by. The first startup of Windows 10 IoT Core takes a bit longer, some additional setups are being done. No worries next time the startup is fairly … Continue reading Windows 10 IoT Core

Consume Modern SaaS EndPoints with Visual Studio 2015

We all know the functionality of Visual Studio to add a Service reference to your project. With this you can consume available Services rather easy in your application. From the code you can get to the methods of the services rather easy etc. More information can be found here. Service Reference is a burden if the service needs credentials. The credentials with which you create the reference are often not the credentials you use in your application. Sometimes more configuration is needed and you need to read the documentation to find out. Can be done via the configuration files, but … Continue reading Consume Modern SaaS EndPoints with Visual Studio 2015

IoT (3) Intel Galileo

In my last blog I already told about Microsoft Windows on a Intel Galileo board.  I showed how to show some texts on a LCD display with C++ code. Not long after that the second generation of the Galileo board came. It was a little more powerful. In my last blog I had to connect my LCD display via a breadboard to my Galileo. Not uncommon in the Arduino world, but it doesn’t look nice and is very error-prone for not very technical people. So I bought a Seeed Grove Starter Kit. Another advantage of this kit it contains different … Continue reading IoT (3) Intel Galileo

Visual Studio 2015 Preview: C# 6

On November 12 and 13 Microsoft organized the Connect(); event in New York. the keynote was live and the Dutch communities (WAZUG, DotNed, VB Central and of course SDN) had organized a evening event to watch the keynote together. If you weren’t there or missed the event completely, you can still watch via Channel 9. Not the least speakers were there: Scott Guthrie, S. Somasegar, Brian Harry and Scott Hanselman. During this event Microsoft showed the words of CEO Satya Nadella, Mobile First, Cloud First, weren’t just a hollow remark. The statement is part of whole Microsoft and in all … Continue reading Visual Studio 2015 Preview: C# 6

IoT (1) .NET Gadgeteer

Internet of Things has gain interest over the pas months/years. Not that strange, because the world is becoming more connected everyday. Everything and everyone is connected on every spot on this globe. On vacation in the early days you send postcards to the ones left behind. A vacation was getting away for real. For a long time there were no Dutch newspapers in foreign countries, so news from the home country was also blocked during the vacation. But now everyone has a mobile and tablets. Almost everywhere we have internet and we keep each other posted over the internet via … Continue reading IoT (1) .NET Gadgeteer

Bing while coding

Every developer does it, during developing you search the for tips and tricks. In the last couple of years the number of resources on the internet is grown. Help, tips and code example can be found on many forums, MSDN, CodeProject,  StackOverflow and many many other places. It is impossible to know them all or to have them in a list or so. So we use our favorite search engine get the help we need. We have to leave the comfort of Visual Studio. You start a browser browser and search. Since a few weeks there is a handy extension … Continue reading Bing while coding