Get started with Windows apps

Build UWP apps that work on all Windows 10 devices — PCs, tablets, phones, and more.

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Learn about UWP

Build apps that work and look great across all Windows device types, using one store and one codebase.

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Get the tools

Visual Studio Community gives you everything you need to build great apps–and it's free!

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Start coding

Tutorials and checklists to help you build your first UWP app, and point you in the right direction to build your next.

Tutorials and videos

Learn how to write a simple UWP game that could be published to the Windows Store. This game uses JavaScript and the CreateJS library.

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Learn how to develop 2D games using the lightweight MonoGame framework. Then, publish your game to the Store.

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Learn how to create a 3D game and publish it to the Windows Store, using the WebGL library and three.js.

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Learn how to create your first Universal Windows Platform app with this LinkedIn Learning course for beginners. Free trial available.

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Move your code to UWP

Bring your existing apps to UWP so that they can run across Windows 10 devices, and you can list them in the Microsoft Store or the Microsoft Store for Business.

More tools for devs

One of the dev community’s favorite tools now runs on Windows 10.

Get a VM preloaded with Windows 10, the tools, SDKs, and samples.

Make your apps look great with these common UI designs and effects.

Task snippets and code samples to write your apps faster.

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