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Microsoft has released Windows App SDK 1.0

Kevin Gallo, corporate vice president of Windows Developer Platform, announced the release of the Windows App SDK 1.0 (Project Reunion) on Twitter. Note that the stable version of the package was released without any additional announcements. We assume that the initial release is supposed to come along with the release of Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6.

Windows App SDK Released

The Windows App SDK GitHub repository includes the stable version 1.0. Its release notes claim that developers can use it to create new Windows apps.

This final version fully supports WinUI 3 for unpackaged applications, application lifecycle management and other nifty features. Sadly, sending push notifications is still an experimental feature.

The Windows App SDK (formerly Project Reunion) is an effort to unify the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32. Also, one of its goals is to decouple APIs from the operating system so that they no longer require an up-to-date version of Windows.

This means that if a UWP app needs some feature or APIs that aren't available in the UWP platform, developers can easily port the app to the Windows App SDK by following instructions from Microsoft. You will find some guides and examples HERE.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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