Develop for mixed reality

Learn how to build mixed reality experiences for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality immersive headsets

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Why develop for mixed reality?

Develop for AR, VR, and everything in between

Mixed reality blends the physical and digital worlds, and Windows Mixed Reality supports two device types with similar technology on that spectrum: HoloLens and immersive (VR) headsets with motion controllers.

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Learn one set of tools, build for many devices

Because the software, APIs, and core building blocks are shared across Windows Mixed Reality, you can invest in one platform to build experiences for HoloLens, VR headsets, or even experiences that target both.

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Create VR apps for groundbreaking devices

Your VR experiences run on mixed reality headsets with a range of price points and features. Build UWP apps for the Microsoft Store, or Win32 apps for SteamVR; build for integrated graphics cards or high-end gaming rigs—the choice is yours.

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Transform industries with HoloLens

With the advanced environmental understanding, built-in processors, and see-through holographic display of HoloLens, your mixed reality app can change the way people collaborate, visualize, learn, and create in 3D.

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Blend realities

Read design and development documentation, check out code samples, and get hands-on with open source projects and tutorials.