[UWP][Xaml]Where are xaml docs?

Category: windows phone development


mge7891 on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:54:07

I really do not know what is wrong with these guys in Microsoft , I have been trying to find good Help or documentation with examples about xaml controls ! I find nothing ! nothing but stupid GitHub files which is does not run ! does not work ! no web documentations some examples about some xaml controls! not everyone experienced with xaml .

I believe those guys who r responsible for providing such material for all levels r busy with their own IPhones and Ipads or they r busy with Andriod devices ! instead of providing good materials they just posted very messy examples on GitHub instead of attracting developers to Microsoft store and products they just busy with their own Iphones ! yes it's the truth ! it's the freakin truth and I challenge u those who work in Microsoft with ur phones ! Apple smart phones ! leave the company ! let some other people who r loyal to Microsoft take ur places !

nothing to start with ! no good documentation for ur own technologies ! well guess what ! u need to work hard and work on providing materials for developers Microsoft did not succeed and comes after Apple and Andriod becoz u guys busy with ur Iphones !



Rob Caplan [MSFT] on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:08:43

Is there something specific you are looking for that you can't find?

There is xaml control documentation behind the "Docs" link in the Windows Dev Centre (likely where you are: check the top of the page).

There are getting started docs at https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/bg124288.aspx

For Xaml details see Controls, layouts, and text and XAML platform in the How-to articles for UWP apps on Windows 10 section.

As you note, there are samples available on github and in the MSDN code gallery.

mge7891 on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:10:43

well ! thanks for replyin ! and to be honest I expected the whole post will be deleted but I think editing the title does not hurt !

the samples on GitHub is complete mess ! I'm not sure the manager who assigned this job to some programmers followed their work ! it's a mess zillion sample one shared folder for media or whatever and at the end it does not compile it does not work !

I tried to find examples small examples about some controls ! nothing ! nothing at all ! it's not the help documentation which can attract developers at all !

the documentations I found is really poor ! some controls just brief description which is very ambiguous ! the virtual academy material either it's so broad or very high level ! either way develpoers still need documentation to get back to it !

I tried to use this :"even the ink I could nt post !!!!" still some controls has nothing ! very poor documentation about some controls ! I'm really very disappointed and I beleive it's the people who r in charge so willing to stay behind other companies !

thanks for replying   

mge7891 on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:12:23

I wish this scream right here finds its way to the very tip top of Microsoft , for real !

Rob Caplan [MSFT] on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:34:38

I have forwarded your feedback on.

I also had to remove profanity from two of your posts here. Please keep the language family friendly.

mge7891 on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 06:54:40

@Rob Caplan : for example yesterday I was looking how to create UIObject (TextBlock for example) programmatically and position it in a relativePanel which I already defined in the xaml and this is what I found in the help :


This method is a utility method for the property system, and isn't used in most app scenarios. In most cases you set the RelativePanel.LeftOf  XAML attached property in XAML and won't need this method. For more info, see the RelativePanel.LeftOf  attached property.

first there is no example how to do what I wanted second how come who wrote the help decided already for me and many other that we do not need to use this method in most scenario ??? seriously man !

and I did not understand what they mean when I wanted to supply the method with the parameters ????