We’re back with another exciting episode as Michael questions Hollywood, Allen dreams of his Hackintosh, and Joe is surrounded by Star Wars as we talk about how to jumpstart your next app with Michael Crump (@mbcrump) and Clint Rutkas (@clintrutkas).
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Jumpstart Your Next App with UWP and WTS
- What is UWP? UWP, or more specifically, the Universal Windows Platform, allows you to develop your app using one API, submit that app package to the Windows store, and reach all Windows 10 devices. PCs, tablets/phones, Xbox, etc.
- Using UWP, your app will get some freebies like a clean install/uninstall, a responsive design, and the AppX packaging format.
- Microsoft announced the WTS, Windows Template Studio, at Build 2017.
- So what is WTS? WTS provides a new File -> New UWP app experience.
- Go from File -> New to F5 running a working application in minutes.
- WTS scaffolds common features (assuming you select the appropriate options) like:
- Navigation structure:
- Navigation Pane
- Pivot and Tabs
- Code Behind
- MVVM Light
- MVVM Basic
- Pages and App Lifecycle Features:
- Web View
- Background Tasks
- Settings Storage
- Suspend and Resume
- Navigation structure:
- Generated code adheres to best practices for the given option/framework.
- Localization ready.
- WTS is open source (GitHub).
- Create your own custom templates.
- Getting started by following the instructions on GitHub.
- Download Visual Studio 2017
- Install the WTS extension
- Select File -> New Project -> C# -> Windows Universal – Windows Template Studio.
Go from …
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