I had a great time at BUILD this year, presenting with Ginny Caughey on building PC applications for Windows 10 with UWP. Ginny did amazing work creating and demonstrating the samples, and providing the perspective of Windows LOB app developers. We have received good feedback and questions after the session, please keep it coming here in the comments!
In the session we are addressing a number of gaps and myths specifically around using UWP for your desktop PC app development projects. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out the link below and let us know your thoughts.
There is so much more in UWP that we wanted to show, but couldn’t fit into the ~50min time limit at BUILD2017. I will make an effort to get the pieces we didn’t cover in the session out on this blog in the coming weeks, and on GitHub with code samples. Also see below for a rough timeline on when the various parts we have shown will become available.
Samples/Demos from our session:
Available now – Ginny’s first demo connecting to SQL Server via Desktop Bridge component. This also shows Compact Overlay (picture-in-picture), multi-views, drag and drop, Telerik data grid, PaymentRequest API etc.: https://github.com/Microsoft/DesktopBridgeToUWP-Samples/tree/master/Samples/SQLServer
Coming next – the command line activation and auto-launch extensions should be coming out to Windows Insiders in the next few weeks. Expect an update here on this blog and a sample on GitHub in the first half of June.
Multi-instancing – we are still designing this feature. I will have a separate update with details on this topic here as well.
SQLClient in UWP – this was Ginny’s final demo in the session, showing the UWP app accessing the SQLClient APIs directly, without Desktop Bridge – thanks to the amazing .NET Standard 2.0 work. We will share this sample on GitHub as soon as the bits from Windows, .NET and SQL are available for Insiders to consume. Stay tuned … !