Bogdan Bujdea

Windows Platform Developer

Caliburn.Micro template for Windows 10 apps

As I mentioned in a previous post, I just installed Windows 10 this weekend and one of the first things I did was to catch up with Windows 10 apps. So I installed Visual Studio 2015 RC and I started to watch A Developer’s Guide to Windows 10, which is a great resource for learning how to develop apps for the Universal Windows Platform(UWP).

Jerry Nixon, one of the authors, created a Windows 10 template(called Template10) that he uses for some of his demos. The template is available on Github, so I thought I should check it out. Although I’m using Visual Studio for over 5 years, this was the first time I installed a project template, and I immediately realized that all the time I wasted with each project setup could be included in a template and reused every time.

Template10 uses MVVM Light, but I need a template with Caliburn.Micro, so I created one. The process was very easy and now I’m happy that I have a project template that I can reuse for each Windows 10 project, and also for the fact that I can give something back to the community 🙂

The template is published in the Visual Studio Gallery, so you can install it from Visual Studio, and the source code is hosted on Github. I would like to add some helpers(like converters, maybe some controls, etc) so if you have any ideas please tell me about it, or even better, you can submit a pull request and I’ll analyze it as soon as possible.

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