Windows Template Studio makes it easier for developers to create new projects that target the UWP

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the new Windows Template Studio, an evolution of Windows App Studio which was an online app creation tool that allowed anyone to quickly build Windows Universal Apps. Windows Template Studio in Visual Studio will make it easier for developers to create new projects that target the Universal Windows Platform. Developers need to go through the following four steps to create a project,

  1. Project Type: Select between standard layouts and predefined controls.
  2. Framework selection: Select the structure of your UWP app with in-house and third-party support.
  3. App pages: Select which pages that make sense for the app, that you are trying to create.
  4. App features: Easily add features such as background tasks with one click.

Microsoft is also open sourcing Windows Template Studio and they will be releasing updates every 6 weeks. You can find steps to install it and the source code of it here on Github.

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