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Windows Universal apps is a hot topic for Windows developers all over the world. With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft took a huge leap from targeting the desktop and laptop computers almost exclusively toward becoming a real player on the market for tablet PCs and smart phones. Windows 8 shipped with a new API for developing apps and a Windows Store that allows users to download apps in a secure and predictable way. With Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Microsoft has taken app productivity to the next level by introducing Universal apps. These apps can target all Windows platforms, from phones over Xbox to the Windows desktop.

Getting Started

Writing Universal apps requires a few initial steps before you can get going. In the previous version of Visual Studio, you were required to get a Windows 8 Developer License that should be renewed quite often. For Windows 10, this is no longer needed for development, though you still need a store ...

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