Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15223 for Mobile

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15223 for Mobile

Hello Windows Insiders! We have released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15223 to in the Fast ring. This build is just one builder newer than last week’s Mobile build and includes the following fixes and improvements: We fixed an issue where only the first VPN profile was being displayed in the VPN settings page […]

Using color fonts for beautiful text and icons

Using color fonts for beautiful text and icons

In this post, we’ll introduce you to a text technology called color fonts. We’ll discuss what color fonts are, when they can be useful and how to use them in your Windows 10 apps. What are color fonts? Color fonts, also referred to as “multicolor fonts” or “chromatic fonts,” are a relatively new font technology […]

Native Ads in Microsoft Advertising SDK

Native Ads in Microsoft Advertising SDK

Overview Native Ads is a component-based ad format that gives publishers the flexibility of placing the individual components of a creative – title, image, logo, description, call to action text – so as to provide the best possible fitment to the look and feel of the rest of the app. This enables the developers to […]

Toolkits, Toolkits, Toolkits!

Toolkits, Toolkits, Toolkits!

As a UWP developer, you have many options to help build your application quickly and reliably. In fact, there are so many options that you may feel like you can choose only one. Luckily, that’s not the case, and many toolkits complement each other in various ways. Today, we’ll talk about two open source toolkits: […]

A note about the unintentional release of builds today

A note about the unintentional release of builds today

Hello Windows Insiders! Many of you discovered that earlier this afternoon, builds from some of our internal branches were accidentally released for PC and Mobile. This happened because an inadvertent deployment to the engineering system that controls which builds/which rings to push out to insiders. The team was quick to revert the deployment and put […]

Improving input responsiveness in Microsoft Edge

Improving input responsiveness in Microsoft Edge

As the web becomes more interactive, web pages are becoming increasingly reliant on JavaScript for core functionality, such as input, rendering, layout, and composition. As more and more of this core functionality moves to the client side, it becomes imperative for browsers to adopt smart scheduling mechanisms to ensure that JavaScript workloads are processed in […]

UWP and the evolution of touch development

UWP and the evolution of touch development

How is programming for touch development on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) different from mouse and keyboard development in Windows Forms? This post will cover some of the subtle differences between the two and how to use the most advanced tools for building smooth touch experiences. Fig 1. Command prompt The ways we communicate with […]