Resources for 3D Graphics

This is a post I've wanted to put together for a while now, but I haven't exactly known what to call it or describe what it is I'm trying to get across. But with the flurry of activity I've seen on twitter recently surrounding the Mixed Reality stuff coming in…

AutoRest

The Azure team have put together this really great tool - called AutoRest - that can generate a client library for a Rest based API using a Swagger document. Fire up a command prompt, pass AutoRest.exe some parameters and like magic you have an instant library in your language…

Format Date based on User's Locale in a UWP App

Another app I was working on recently needed to fetch the current date but also be in the correct format depending on the location settings found in Settings -> Time & Language -> Region & Language -> Country or region in Windows 10. The following code did…

TripleDES Encryption in WinRT

A recent Universal Windows Store app I was working on needed a way to encrypt/decrypt data on the device. After looking around I couldn't find the code I was looking for, so I crafted a bit of a helper class and I am including it here to help anybody…

WebApi Async calls with IHttpActionResult

I'm currently working on a personal project where I am reusing a bunch of Task based api code from a Windows Phone project, and I am porting it over to WebApi. In a WebApi controller, you can have something like the following public IEnumerable<Product> GetAllProducts() { return _someRepo.…