Windows App SDK to revolutionize building apps on Windows 11

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  • If you spend your time developing all sorts of desktop apps, check this out.
  • Windows App SDK isn't replacing Windows SDK, .NET, Win32 with C++.
  • This package is for Windows 11 but can be downgraded to Windows 10 v1809.
  • Windows App SDK is now on the Stable, Preview, and Experimental channels.
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Are you an app developer? Then you will want to have a look at the Windows App SDK, a set of developer components and tools that symbolizes the progress in the Windows app development program.

This set of tools will provide you with unified APIs and tools that are designed to be used in a consistent way by apps on Windows 11 and downlevel to Windows 10 v1809.

If you are indeed passionate about software development, this is right up your alley, so might just want to stick around for this one.

Windows App SDK is now available on all channels

The Windows App SDK is not meant to be a replacement for the Windows SDK, .NET, Win32 with C++, and others.

Au contraire, the plan here is to have the Windows App SDK platform complement the existing tools with a common set of APIs that developers can make use of at any time.

If you wondering how to begin using this new platform, well, you’re in the right place. You see, Windows App SDK does provide extensions for Visual Studio 2019 along with the newer version, Visual Studio 22.

The project templates included in these templates are configured to take advantage of the Windows App SDK components in newly created projects.

So, it is possible to gain access to the Windows App SDK libraries via the NuGet package that is installable in current projects.

Here is a list of some of the features developers can use in the Windows App SDK platform:

At the moment, Windows App SDK is available via the Stable, Preview, and Experimental release channels. So go ahead and download the platform to your developer computer and give it a test drive to see how well it works.

To learn more about Windows App SDK, please read the official announcement page.

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