Windows 10 – Universal Windows Platform – Custom Dialog

Step 1

Download Visual Studio Community 2015 and install it onto your computer, if it’s already downloaded and installed select Launch to start Visual Studio Community 2015 or if it has already been downloaded and installed then start the application you may also need to Enable your device for development.

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Step 2

Once Visual Studio Community 2015 has started select File, then New, then Project… from the Menu.

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Step 3

From the New Project window select Visual C# from Installed, Templates then select Blank App (Windows Universal) from the list, then type in a Name and select a Location to save to before selecting Ok to create the Project.

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Step 4

Once done from the Solution Explorer select MainPage.xaml

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Step 5

Select from the Menu, View then Designer

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Step 6

The Design View will be displayed along with the XAML View and in this below <Grid Background=”{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}”> enter the following XAML:

<Button Content="Display" Click="Button_Click" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>

It should appear as such:

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Step 7

Select from the Menu, View then Code

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Step 8

Once in the Code View below the public MainPage() { … } the following should be entered:

private async void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
	ContentDialog dialog = new ContentDialog()
	{
		Title = "Custom Dialog",
		MaxWidth = this.ActualWidth,
		PrimaryButtonText = "OK",
		Content = new TextBlock
		{
			Style = (Style)App.Current.Resources["SubheaderTextBlockStyle"],
			Text = "Hello World",
		},
	};
	await dialog.ShowAsync();
}

It should then appear as such:

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Step 9

That completes the Universal Windows Application so Save the Project then select the Debug and Simulator option to run the Application

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Step 10

Once the Simulator has started the Application should then appear

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Step 11

After the Application has started running you can then tap Display to show the Custom Dialog

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Step 12

To Exit the application select Stop Debugging in Visual Studio Community 2015

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Step 13

Another option is to run as a Windows 10 Mobile application, select Debug and select Emulator 10.0.10586.0 WVGA 4 inch 512MB option to run the Application

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Step 14

Once the Emulator has started the Application should then appear

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Step 15

After the Application has started running you can then tap Display to show the Custom Dialog

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Step 16

To Exit the application select Stop Debugging in Visual Studio Community 2015

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