Create Windows apps

Ready to create your first Windows app? Our tutorials help you target all Windows devices from a single project, in the language you prefer.

User interface basics, design principles, layout guidelines, templates, and more.

Guidance, reference, tutorials, and code snippets help you build your app, whether it’s brand new or ported from another platform.

Get your app into the Store and explore the features in the new Windows Dev Center dashboard like beta testing, analytic reports, and more.

Making money from your apps doesn’t have to stop at the point of sale. Explore all the monetization options, including in-app purchase, advertising, and more.

Create ad campaigns, distribute promotional codes, put your apps on sale, and engage with customers by responding to reviews.

Learn how to expand your reach by publishing your app to over 200 markets and 100 languages.

Use this resource to map platform features — and your knowledge — between the Android, iOS and UWP platforms.

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Build for Windows 10

The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) lets you bring a single app to the entire range of Windows device families.


  • Build high-value apps for businesses and education institutions
    Extend your reach with Windows Store for Business. Leverage the platform and tools you use today to build high value business and education scenarios across Windows 10 devices, including PCs, tablets and phones.
  • Bridges for Windows 10
    Get customized help bringing your experiences to Windows 10—from the web, other mobile platforms, or a traditional Windows application.
  • Add a Microsoft Service
    Microsoft offers a rich set of web services as building blocks for your apps. Use services such as Microsoft Azure, Bing, or Xbox Live to add unique functionality to your app without the cost of developing web services yourself.

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A quick visual how to for installing Visual Studio and the Windows 10 SDK. You can begin creating your own universal Windows app today!

See how simple it is to create outstanding experiences tailored to a wide array of device types, from the smallest Lumia phone to the new 84" Surface Hub, all running the same app!

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