Back to the future, 2 years of cee!

Since it's establishment in 2014 cee has grown to one of the leading app publishers on the Windows platform. I use the birthday to talk about upcoming changes and new products - and there will be some interesting changes, trust me :) Changes to mobile Microsoft's change in priority for mobile is not only crucial for consumers but also for developers …
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Simple StatusBar on Windows 10 Mobile

The default StatusBar on Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile contains all types of icons. WLAN + Cellular Status, Bluetooth, Flight Mode and so on ... If you want to display the StatusBar when your app is opened but reduce the noise all the icons produce, you can use the following hack so it only displays the current time (on the right) …
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Hand cursor for buttons in UWP

The hand (or pointer) cursor is used wildly on websites today. The W3C recommends to use it for links and so all browsers include this behaviour in their default stylesheet. This is also true for Hyperlinks in a RichTextBlock in Windows apps. But what if you have buttons or other elements that link to pages in your app which do …
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Happy birthday, cee

It's been exactly a year now since I've signed the document which registered my company cee officially. Quitting my previous job and doing this was the best decision I have every made. In the last year I have fully focused on the .NET stack for app and web development, as well as modern frontend technologies for the web. Products Poki …
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Preview: Poki for Windows

The least I can do is to share some screenshots of the current development status. I know Poki for Windows has been delayed and delayed, but soon I will have a lot more resources to finish it again. One promise: No release dates anymore if I can't manage to stick to them. Screenshots All screenshots are from the current development …
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Dynamically add deep links to a page

As you can see, I have republished my blog with a new design. It's built with Sandra.Snow (a static site generator written in Nancy) from the awesome Phillip Haydon. All posts are written in markdown and get automatically compiled to HTML by the generator. A requirement for a good blog post for me is to be able to deep …
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How to render a view to a string in ASP.NET MVC

It's a pretty common requirement if you need a view or partial rendered as a string. For example: In a product database you have different articles for each product, which define the different colors. Each article contains an availability table for each size. If you want to live update the site when changing the color (therefore article), you can make …
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What's next for Poki and my other apps

In early October I have started the rollout of the new Poki 2 for Windows Phone 8.1. This date also marked the discontinuation of Poki 1 for Windows Phone 8.0. As Poki 2 is rewritten from scratch in WinRT it will also be released for Windows 8.1. Sadly we have seen a lot of delays for the …
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