Windows 10 and UWP application development
While taking a leap forward with the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft also blended the best of what worked in previous versions of Windows. It brought back the start menu, but its contents look an awful lot like the Windows 8 home screen experience. In addition to an alphabetized list of all installed apps, there is a resizable area for pinned app tiles. In fact, when running Windows in Tablet mode, the start menu can transform into the Windows 8-style home screen experience for better usability on a touchscreen.
When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it also introduced UWP applications to Windows developers. While UWP apps have their roots in the XAML apps of Windows 8, some key differences give developers some major advantages when building apps for the platform.
A key advantage is the universal aspect of these apps. Microsoft builds versions of Windows 10 to run on different device families, listed as follows:
- Desktop (PC) ...