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App Studio Webcasts now posted to Channel 9!

I am very excited to announce the return of Russ’ ToolShed at my new MVP channel on MSDN’s Channel9 at https://channel9.msdn.com/Niners/russtoolshed/

Here is a great 3 part series you can lick your chops on for the latest release of Windows App Studio.


Part 1 – App Studio Building Universal Windows Apps with No Code

It’s all about creating quality apps quickly using templates. The enhanced App Studio (now for Windows 10) gives you a great start. Use the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) – one binary, one project for phone and tablet. Employ new the pivot control API’s for YouTube and Flickr integration. Deploy ads easier. And wrap-up a responsive website in an app. These features for app development including “T!PS” for business were discussed and demonstrated during this webinar. See all of the Fustino Brothers Webcasts at: http://www.inbusinessseo.net/tps-blog


Part 2 – App Studio Data, Graphics, REST Services, Updates

Join MVP Russ Fustino and all of the Fustino Brothers in this webcast for the Mobile App Dev Tampa (MAD Tampa) as they present to you this hot off the metal session on a deep dive into Microsoft Windows App Studio. FBI-Apps covered the new enhancements that the June 2016 release brings to building Universal Windows apps that run on the Phone and Tablet/Desktop. They focused on their recent experience in building the Ani DiFranco LivingMuseum app with data collections, graphic requirements and team testing.
Questions addressed:

  • When importing a CSV for my data in a collection, how do I upload it without getting numerous errors?
  • Is there an Excel macro/Add-in I can use to help this process, so I have the ability to keep commas in the field data, use semi colons as a delimiter and double quotes around all of the field data items?
  • What is the maximum number of items in a collection? Is there a work around?
  • How do I assign actions on a detail page of a collection item?
  • How do I take advantage of Hero images on each page and what sizes are needed? Where do I load the background of the app?
  • Where do I set the splash screen vs the logos for the app?
  • What are the size limitations?
  • Is there an easy way to install the app for reviewers and team members?

App Studio – Part 3 Know the Code

Join Microsoft MVP Russ Fustino, brothers Rich and Gary.  FBI Apps, is proud to resurrect “Russ’ ToolShed”!


FBI Apps takes a deep dive into the incredible code that the Windows App Studio team created for all us. You know App Studio is even open source… go to: https://github.com/wasteam/waslibs. Russ shared tips on how to use the Command Bar, crash reporting, master/detail pages, Search, Caching, Ads and all with the generated code.

Windows App Studio Questions Answered:

  1. How do we integrate the UWP Command Bar to execute one set of event handlers for the app?
  2. How do we integrate the latest crash reporting from Microsoft called Hockey App?
  3. How do master/detail page relationships work in App Studio code?
  4. You want a Navigation bar in your app? And search?
  5. You want to write an app that functions completely in Airplane mode, once it is cached is created? If you are a UWP coder, you won’t want to miss this caching topic.
  6. “IT’S HUGE”, like one of the local car dealers says on his radio and TV ads! We will also show you how to setup the Ad Client using App Studio and look at the generated XAML!