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Desktop Bridge

Package your desktop applications to provide clean installation and updates to your users. You can distribute the app in the Microsoft Store or use your existing distribution channels.

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Develop for the Enterprise

Bring your applications to Windows 10 and tap into enterprise-class security features.

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Keep compatible with Windows 10

Ensure your desktop applications are compatible now and stay compatible with Windows 10 in the future.

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Get telemetry data and analytics

The Windows Desktop Application Program makes it easy to get analytics data for your applications.

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Platforms

Whether you’re using managed code, native code, or cloud services, we offer a development platform that fits your needs.

UI frameworks

Presentation matters. Learn how to design and build the UI for your desktop applications in the platform of your choice.

Test and debug

Learn how to add diagnostics instrumentation, test, and debug your desktop application using Windows and Visual Studio debuggers.

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