Downloads for the Windows App SDK

This page provides download links to the various releases of the Windows App SDK. To get started quickly, download the latest Visual Studio extensions (VSIX) and installer below:

Latest Stable 1.2

Latest Stable 1.1

For all Windows App SDK downloads, refer to the tables and links below. Depending on your development scenario, you may require the following:

SDK downloads

Tool                Description
Visual Studio extension The Windows App SDK Visual Studio extension (VSIX) provides project and item templates to get started. You can choose from three versions of the extension: stable, preview, and experimental. See Set up your development environment for more details on how to install the extension.
NuGet package The Microsoft.WindowsAppSDK NuGet package provides access to APIs provided by the Windows App SDK. The NuGet package is included with the Visual Studio extension project templates. If you have an existing project in which you want to use the Windows App SDK, you can install the latest version of the Windows App SDK NuGet package in your project directly from Visual Studio. For setup instructions, see Use the Windows App SDK in an existing project.

Runtime downloads

Apps packaged with external location, and unpackaged apps, that use the Windows App SDK can use the standalone .exe runtime installer or MSIX packages to deploy the Windows App SDK package dependencies with them. For setup instructions, see Windows App SDK deployment guide for framework-dependent apps packaged with external location or unpackaged.

Tool                Description
Installer The standalone .exe installer, WindowsAppRuntimeInstall.exe, is available as a separate download beginning with Windows App SDK 1.0.1. It installs the Windows App SDK Runtime which includes the Framework, Main, Singleton and DDLM packages.
Redistributable The Windows App Runtime Redistributable (Microsoft.WindowsAppRuntime.Redist) is a zip file that includes the installer and MSIX packages for all architectures (x64, x86, and ARM64).

To learn more, see the Windows App SDK release channels and the release notes provided below for each version.

Current releases

Windows App SDK 1.2

Version SDK downloads Runtime downloads
1.2.221116.1      
11/17/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.2.0      
11/10/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
❇️ 1.2 Preview2
10/04/2022
Release notes 
No new Visual Studio extensions. Installer (x64 Preview2)
Installer (x86 Preview2)
Installer (arm64 Preview2)
Redistributable (Preview2)
🔄️ 1.2.0 Experimental2
09/21/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
❇️ 1.2 Preview1
09/06/2022
Release notes 
No new Visual Studio extensions. Installer (x64 Preview1)
Installer (x86 Preview1)
Installer (arm64 Preview1)
Redistributable (Preview1)
🔄️ 1.2.0 Experimental1
08/15/2022
Release notes 
No new Visual Studio extensions. Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable

Windows App SDK 1.1

Version SDK downloads Runtime downloads
1.1.5      
09/14/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.1.4      
08/11/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.1.3      
07/20/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.1.2      
06/28/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.1.1      
06/14/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.1.0      
05/24/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
❇️ 1.1.0 Preview 3      
05/03/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
❇️ 1.1.0 Preview 2      
04/19/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
❇️ 1.1.0 Preview 1      
03/29/2022
Release notes 
No new Visual Studio extensions.   Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable

Windows App SDK 1.0

Version SDK downloads Runtime downloads
1.0.4
06/14/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.0.3
04/18/2022
Release notes 
No new Visual Studio extensions. Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.0.2
04/05/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.0.1
03/15/2022
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.0.0
11/16/2021
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Redistributable
❇️ 1.0.0 Preview 3 
10/27/2021
Release notes 
C# Visual Studio 2022 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2022 extension
C# Visual Studio 2019 extension
C++ Visual Studio 2019 extension
Redistributable
🔄️ 1.0.0 Experimental 
08/09/2021
Release notes 
Visual Studio extension  Redistributable

Windows App SDK 0.8

Version SDK downloads Runtime downloads
0.8 Stable 
06/24/2021
Release notes  
Visual Studio extension  Redistributable
❇️ 0.8 Preview 
05/27/2021
Release notes  
Visual Studio extension  Redistributable

Maintenance releases

Version
0.5 Stable
03/29/2021

Out of support releases

Version
❇️ 1.0 Preview 2 
[Deprecated]
10/5/2021
Release notes  
❇️ 1.0 Preview 1 
[Deprecated]
09/17/2021
Release notes  
0.1 Stable
12/11/2020