Windows Template Studio updated to version 1.3

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In addition to fresh new Windows 10 Insider builds, Microsoft also released the version 1.3 of Windows Template Studio yesterday. The company’s new UWP app creation tool now supports in app scheme launch, and it also introduces several Template, Wizard and Process improvements. You can find a summary of everything that’s new below, and we invite you to check the dedicated GitHub page for more details about this new release:

New Feature:

  • Scheme to launch app (aka myAwesomeApp://myDeepLinksIntoMyApp?foo=bar)

Template improvements:

  • Default Windows theme support added to template
  • Files are now UTF-8 with BOM to make sure all cultures are supported
  • Accessibility support in templates

Improvements to the Wizard:

  • Accessibility support in Wizard drastically improved
  • Lots of under the hood bug fixes and code improvements
  • All needed parts for localization are built-in now (looks like we missed window to get actual localized files)
  • Initial VB engine work was added in.
  • Bug fixes

Process improvements:

  • StyleCop enforcements across Template and Wizard code bases
  • Appveyor added for pull requests to be sure we have proper continuous integration checks
  • Required work for .NET Foundation

If you already installed it in Visual Studio 2017, the Windows Template Studio extension should be automatically updated on your PC, but you can force the update by going to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Otherwise, you can download the Windows Template Studio extension on this page. According to Microsoft, Fluent Design in the templates, Visual Basic Support and more are coming in future releases, and you submit your ideas or feature requests on the dedicated GitHub.