Windows 8 development

[ This article is for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x developers writing Windows Runtime apps. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation ]

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Getting started with Windows 8 development

Here's everything you need to get started developing your first Windows Runtime app that runs on Windows 8.x. Start from square one and build out a full-featured solution.

Platform overviews

Gain an understanding of the Windows 8.x platform and how best to develop Windows Runtime apps that run on Windows 8.x. Run through the basics of the platform, some key programming concepts, and selected in-depth topics that will help you move on to the more advanced implementation concepts.

How to

Use step-by-step feature and scenario examples that demonstrate, with code, how to integrate specific Windows app features. And find out how to test, debug, and package your Windows app before publishing it to the Windows Store.

Windows Phone Silverlight development

Create your first Windows Phone Silverlight app and explore the device-specific features of Windows Phone. Learn more about related tools, SDKs, downloads, and offerings from the Windows Phone developer ecosystem.


Explorer the Windows Library for JavaScript and related reference info.