Microsoft releases Windows Device Portal Wrapper as open source project

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Hirsch Singhal, a Program Manager at Windows Device Portal, has taken to the Microsoft Windows Developer blog to announce that Microsoft has officially released Windows Device Portal Wrapper as an open source project. The release aims to make it easy for developers to build new tools on top of Device Portal.

According to Microsoft, overall, the Windows Device Portal Wrapper mixes the Device Portal REST APIs in a managed C# layer to provide an object model for responses and easier ways to connect with the Device Portal. The Wrapper can also be used to access tools which are hosted on a device via a web page which is backed by REST APIs. Examples of such tools are app installation, launch and file management, crash and live dump collection, network information, and other platform specific tools.

New features are in the works for the version 1.0 release, and the team behind the Wrapper is working has noted that they would like to support to support .NET Core so that you can use the wrapper from Linux as well.  To learn more about the Windows Device Portal Wrapper head over here, and, to get started with the Windows Device Portal Wrapper be sure to download Visual Studio!