The Microsoft store no longer uses HTML and has switched to XAML

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  • Microsoft developers constantly strive to improve the Windows 11 Store experience.
  • In comparison to the Windows 10 version, the app is much smoother and doesn't have some of the previous version's bugs.
  • Also, Microsoft has eliminated HTML from the Store experience and opted for XAML in exchange.
  • Rumors are that the downloads in the new OS’s Store will be faster for large games.
Windows 11 HTML

The new and improved Microsoft Store has been available for Windows Insiders, as part of the first Windows 11 preview build, for some time now.

During the 24th of June reveal event, Microsoft stated that the Windows 11 Store has been redesigned from the ground up.

Not only was the entire interface updated, with more responsive scrolling, Microsoft also added space for more content, and HTML components are now gone, according to Microsoft officials.

No more HTML on the new Windows 11 Store

As we can all remember, on Windows 10, Microsoft Store’s interface was partially built-in HTML/CSS.

The product pages are entirely HTML-based, fact that slows down the experience significantly, especially when clicking on install buttons.

However, the biggest problem with the current store is that it doesn’t work properly.

Attempting to perform large downloads almost always fails and results in error codes that give absolutely no explanation.

Microsoft is rectifying all these mistakes with Windows 11, as they will be replacing the existing Store with a new one that’s written in XAML/C# and it’s fully UWP, according to the tech company.

Rumors are that the downloads in the new OS’s Store will be faster for large games. A more than welcome improvement for users that want to play on their PC or laptop, rather than Xbox.

Have you tried the Windows 11 Store yet? If so, share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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