Welcome to DarthPedro AppDev!

DarthPedro AppDev is a small, garage development effort to build some Windows Univeral Platform (UWP) applications for PCs, tablets, and phones running Windows 10. These are small, fun apps built to learn the capabilities and development environment for the platform. As I learn tidbits about building these apps, I'll be sharing it on this site's blog too.

Featured Apps

DEVTOOL: CreateGUID

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Creates a new GUID (Globally Unique Identifier), displays it in the application, and allows you to copy the GUID for use in other applications. This is an excellent tool for developers needing to … more

DEVTOOL: Icons

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An application that helps developers find the right icons to use for their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. Users can pick from MDL 2 Asset font, SymbolIcon, and button icons. You can select the … more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Resources for Orchard

    Tags: Orchard

    Putting together this website and doing some simple customizations in Orchard, I ran across several good sources of information and tools, so wanted to share them:

    Orchard documentation

    Orchard … more

  • Setting Up New Site in Orchard CMS

    Tags: Orchard

    I used Orchard CMS to set up this website. It makes it quick to publish a working site that lets authors post content and blogs. Though the UX is minimal at this point, I was able to get this site up … more

  • Welcome to DarthPedro's Blog!

    Welcome to my new site and blog. I've had both sites and blogs posted in other places, but as part of my technology learning, I'm now hosting my own site on Azure web sites. This will give … more

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