What’s new in Windows 11
What’s cool for developers in Windows 11
Windows 11 brings new SDKs and a beautiful UI for new and existing apps.
Latest Windows features for developers
Title bar customization
Windows provides a default title bar for every window and lets you to customize it to match the personality of your app.
Support dark and light themes in Win32 apps.
.NET Upgrade Assistant now supports migrating C# UWP apps to the Windows App SDK.
Your app can react depending on whether someone is physically by their computer.
Build your first app with .NET MAUI.
The IDWriteFontSet4 interface exposes methods for selecting fonts from a font set.
Windows 11 now supports running Linux GUI apps with WSL, such as Gedit, Gimp, Nautilus, X11 apps and more.
Latest guidance on designing icons for use with your apps.
Windows 11 has a focus on geometry, color, layering, typography, and materials that brings a fresh new look for you to leverage micro-interactions and window snapping experiences, whether creating new apps or revitalizing your existing apps.
Windows App SDK
The Windows App SDK — the new name for Project Reunion and WinUI 3 — brings a unified set of APIs and tools for developing desktop apps to Windows 11 and Windows 10.Choose your UI, language, and technology then share your apps with millions.
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