Category: Windows Phone

How to open the keyboard when using TextBox.Focus in UWP 0

How to open the keyboard when using TextBox.Focus in UWP

I’m working on a small Romanian news reader and I encountered a problem when I was trying to focus on a text box control. The flow was like this: click on “Search” button from...

Bye bye Windows Phone…hello Android 0

Bye bye Windows Phone…hello Android

I am I was a Windows Phone user since 2011, but two weeks ago I replaced my Lumia 930 with a Samsung Galaxy S7, and trust me when I say that it wasn’t an easy decision. This...

Access violation crash on Windows Phone devices 0

Access violation crash on Windows Phone devices

I’m currently working on a Windows Phone 8.1 app and I noticed that the app crashes when I test it on my Lumia 930. The weird thing was that I was getting no exception,...

Fast Swipe 0

New challenge for Word Flow users

1 year ago Microsoft announced that the word flow keyboard is coming with Windows Phone 8.1. It was so good, that the world record was beaten by a WP user using word flow: http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-word-flow-keyboard-sets-world-record-16-languages, and...

Daily tip #2: Enable word flow in WP 8.1 0

Daily tip #2: Enable word flow in WP 8.1

As many of you already know, Windows Phone 8.1 comes with the word flow keyboard. This means that you can swipe in order to write text, instead of typing character by character. However, word...

What can you do with DriveKit? 0

What can you do with DriveKit?

Here are some of the most important features in DriveKit. As  I update the app I will add them here and explain them to you. If you try the app, please give it a...

Daily tip #1: Caliburn.Micro IoC is not initialized 0

Daily tip #1: Caliburn.Micro IoC is not initialized

It’s been more than half a year since I made this blog and I haven’t made more than 10 posts, so I thought that I should start writing all kinds of stuff that I...

Windows Phone TDD Part 4: The proper way to do MVVM 0

Windows Phone TDD Part 4: The proper way to do MVVM

A few days ago a friend asked me if you should put the business logic in the Models and the ViewModels from MVVM. Basically, my answer was like this: I will talk about just two...