Latest downloads for the Windows App SDK

This page provides download links to the latest releases of the Windows App SDK in the three release channels (stable, preview, and experimental). To get started quickly, download the latest x64 installer below. Or, for older releases, see Older downloads for the Windows App SDK.

For all the latest Windows App SDK downloads, refer to the tables and links below. To learn more, see Windows App SDK release channels and the release notes provided below for each version.

Stable release

Windows App SDK 1.4

Version Runtime downloads
1.4.5 (1.4.240211001)
02/13/2024
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Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.4.4 (1.4.231219000)
01/09/2024
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Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.4.3 (1.4.231115000)
11/16/2023
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Source
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.4.2 (1.4.231008000)
10/10/2023
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Source
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.4.1 (1.4.230913002)
09/19/2023
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Source
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.4.0 (1.4.230822000)
08/29/2023
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Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable

Preview release

Windows App SDK 1.5 Preview

Version Runtime downloads
1.5 Preview1 (1.5.240205001-preview1)
02/06/2024
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Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable

Experimental release

Windows App SDK 1.5 Experimental

Version Runtime downloads
1.5 Experimental2 (1.5.240124002-experimental2)
01/25/2024
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Source
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable
1.5 Experimental1 (1.5.231202003-experimental1)
12/06/2023
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Source
Installer (x64)
Installer (x86)
Installer (arm64)
Redistributable

Depending on your development scenario, you might require the following:

SDK downloads

Tool                Description
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).