Get started with Windows apps

Build apps that work on all Windows devices, or enhance your existing apps with new and updated features.

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Learn about Windows apps

Windows and the Universal Windows Platform let you build apps that work and look great across all Windows device types, or update existing apps with modern features.

What's a Windows app?
Design and UI
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Get set up

Visual Studio Community and the Windows SDK give you everything you need to build great apps – and they're free.

Download the tools and SDK
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Start coding

Whether you're an experienced dev or just building your first app, get hands-on experience with the Windows platform and docs.

Start coding
API Reference

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Looking for a guided learning experience? These tutorials will help.

Navigate between two pages
Data binding
Use layout panels
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Get firsthand experience with the Windows platform, and see APIs in action.

Using Windows app samples
Customer Orders Database
Quiz Game (Project Rome)
Windows code samples portal
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What's new

Expand your horizons and explore the latest additions to Windows.

What's cool for developers in Windows 11
What's new for developers in Windows 11
What's new in Windows 10 for developers

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