Creating a UWP app

One of Microsoft's goals for UWP apps is to truly make them universal so that they run on any system based on the core Windows 10 technology—not only traditional desktop computers, but devices ranging from Raspberry Pi, to Xbox One, to Microsoft's new HoloLens.

In this recipe, we will begin by creating a brand new UWP app to see how the process differs from Windows 8.X app creation, and the new capabilities made available to us.

Getting ready

Windows 10 is required for this recipe. Visual Studio Community will be used to provide the example screenshots, but of course, a premium edition or VS Express for Windows 10 would also be suitable.

How to do it...

The types of app templates available has changed with VS2015 and Windows 10. ...

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