If you’re an app developer, you’ll want to take a look at the Windows Application SDK, a set of development tools and components that symbolizes the progression of the Windows application development program. This set of tools, according to Microsoft, will provide developers with unified APIs and tools designed to be used consistently by applications on Windows 11 and up to Windows 10 v1809.
Windows application SDK released
We must point out that Windows Application SDK is not intended to replace Windows SDK, .NET, Win32 with C ++ and others. The plan here is for the Windows App SDK platform to complement existing tools with a common set of APIs that developers can use at any time.
For those wondering how to get started with this new platform, well, you’ve come to the right place. You see, Windows App SDK provides extensions for Visual Studio 2019 with the newer version, Visual Studio 22.
The project templates included in these templates are configured to take advantage of Windows App SDK components in newly created projects. In addition, it is possible to access Windows App SDK libraries through the NuGet package which is installable in running projects.
Here is a list of some of the features developers can use in the Windows App SDK platform:
- WinUI 3
- Rendering text with DWriteCore
- Manage resources with MRT Core
- Application lifecycle: instantiating the application
- Application lifecycle: rich activation
- Application lifecycle: power management
- Manage application windows
- Push notifications
Visit this link to install the developer tools.
At this time, Windows App SDK is available through the Stable, Preview, and Experimental release channels. So go ahead and download the platform to your developer computer and test it out to see how well it works.
To learn more about Windows App SDK, please read the official announcement page.