Template 10 is set of Visual Studio templates for Windows 10 UWP C# and XAML applications. For those who are interested there is a whole course about Template 10 on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site.
Once you have installed Template 10 via NuGet you will find that your project fails to build with the following error:
Error CS0234 The type or namespace name ‘ApplicationInsights’ does not exist in the namespace ‘Microsoft’ (are you missing an assembly reference?)
The solution is to add the following references to ApplicationInsights in project.json dependencies:
You should then be able to build and run your Template 10 project.
The full project.json is as follows:
Firefox has a jump-list of frequent used web pages when you right click the Firefox taskbar icon:
This can be disabled as follows.
Type about:config into the address bar and then press Enter.
Note the warning displayed and then click the I’ll be careful, I promise! button to continue.
In the search bar type frequent and then right click on browser.taskbar.lists.frequent.enabled and then click on Toggle from the drop down menu.
The value will change from true to false.
The change will take effect immediately.
The default delivery method for updates in Windows 10 is to get updates from Microsoft, PCs on your local network, and PCs on the Internet. This is a two way street – if you opt to get updates from other PCs on the Internet then you will at some point be using your own bandwidth to deliver updates to them.
Fortunately this is easily resolved as we can simply choose get updates from Microsoft and PCs on our local network as follows:
- Click the Start button and then click Settings,
- Click the Update & security button,
- Click the blue link for Advanced options,
- Click the blue link to Choose how updates are delivered,
- Leave the toggle for updates set to On and then click the PCs on my local network radio button,
- Close the Settings window.
By default Windows 10 opens Explorer to the Quick access view. This view highlights Frequent folders and Recent files.
I much prefer the This PC view which shows Folders and Devices and drives.
This is how to make This PC the default view:
- Open Explorer and click the View menu and then the Options button *
- Set the Open File Explorer to drop down menu to This PC and then click Ok.
* If you click the lower half of the options button you will also need to click Change folder and search options.
Close and re-open Explorer.
I installed Visual Studio Community Edition on the Windows 10 Insider Preview and got a pop-up message that told me that I needed to enable Developer Mode on my device.
The pop-up told me to go to the Settings to do this – but the option is not available there.
The solution is to open the Group Policy Editor and browse to:
Local Computer Policy, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, App Package Deployment
Select the Allows development of Windows Store apps and installing them from an integrated development environment (IDE) setting and set the state to Enabled.