IsTabStop Changes ListView ‘s Focusable Behaviour in Windows Store Apps

The Issue Using the Factory Commander, I noticed some strange behavior. I opened a folder with more items than can be displayed on the screen on the left side. Then I scrolled to the last item of the list and switched to the right list. There, I moved up or …

Position the PopupMenu for Drag And Drop Operations in Windows Store Apps

Preface Sometimes it is helpful to open a PopupMenu when the user drops items on a destination, e.g. to ask the user if the items should be copied or moved. I’d like to open the PopupMenu exactly where the user released the mouse / finger, means put the upper left …

Considerations Regarding Building a FileSystemWatcher for Windows Store Apps

Preface Unfortunately, .NET for Windows Store apps does not provide a FileSystemWatcher class. Nevertheless, one might want get notified when a folder, or file in a folder, has been changed. This post presents some points I found worth to consider when I implemented a FileSystemWatcher for Windows Store apps. Because …

Factory Commander Available in Windows Store

Instance Factory’s file commander for Windows 8.1, Factory Commander, is now available in the Windows Store. Factory Commander is a side by side file management app. Multiple tabs can be created to manage different file locations within the same window. Of course, copy, move, delete, permanent delete, and rename are …

Keep Local User Account When Upgrading to Windows 8.1

I have a Windows RT device and prefer to use it with a local system account. When upgrading the device to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store, the system wanted me to switch to a Microsoft account. Well, I still did not want to switch. But what to do? There …

VisualTreeHelper Extensions for Windows Store Apps

Preface The VisualTreeHelper “provides utility methods that can be used to traverse object relationships (along child-object or parent-object axes) in the visual tree of your app.” In this post I will show two extensions to VisualTreeHelper. Since you cannot create an instance of VisualTreeHelper, these are not extension methods from …