Using the symbol enumeration for icons/symbols in Windows 10 universal app

If you are developer and not a graphic artist it is always a challange to find/create icons. Windows 10 has a symbol enumeration that you can use that contains the most common icons/symbols (you find the complete list of symbols here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.ui.xaml.controls.symbol.aspx).

The not only look good they are easy to use to, just use the SymbolIcon element. The code below shows a settings icon.

<SymbolIcon Symbol="Setting" />

If you want to change color on the icon just use the Foreground attribute.

<SymbolIcon Foreground="Gold" Symbol="Favorite" />

The symbols is based on the “Segoe MDL2 Assets” font (You can read more about it here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj841126.aspx).

Symbols in a Windows 10 app

Symbols in a Windows 10 app

If you want to read more about Windows 10 development I have created a list with all my Windows 10 blog posts, http://danielhindrikes.se/windows-10/, more will be added.

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