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We couldn’t have a “Template Week” if we didn’t cover the awesome that is the Windows Template Studio!
What? You’ve never heard of it?
Windows Template Studio is a Visual Studio 2017 Extension that accelerates the creation of new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps using a wizard-based experience. The resulting UWP project is well-formed, readable code that incorporates the latest Windows 10 features while implementing proven patterns and best practices. Sprinkled throughout the generated code we have links Docs, Stack Overflow and blogs to provide useful insights.
Example scenario: I need an app that uses MVVM, uses master detail, can suspend and resume, settings, maps on one of the pages and will need Azure hub notifications. It will need a background service that does a query every 5 minutes…
Select your project type and framework:
Select your App pages and features:
You are ready!, create your project template and run it.
So what’s new with the WTS? v1.3 is!
We’re extremely excited to announce the Windows Template Studio 1.3.
In this release, we added in app scheme launch, finalized our work for localization, massive improvements in accessibility and started our work for Visual Basic support.
For a full list of adjustments in the 1.3 release, head over to WTS’s Github.
- Scheme to launch app (aka myAwesomeApp://myDeepLinksIntoMyApp?foo=bar)
- Default Windows theme support added to template
- Files are now UTF-8 with BOM to make sure all cultures are supported
- Accessibility support in templates
Improvements to the Wizard:
- Accessibility support in Wizard drastically improved
- Lots of under the hood bug fixes and code improvements
- All needed parts for localization are built-in now (looks like we missed window to get actual localized files)
- Initial VB engine work was added in.
- Bug fixes
- StyleCop enforcements across Template and Wizard code bases
- Appveyor added for pull requests to be sure we have proper continuous integration checks
- Required work for .NET Foundation
How to get the update:
There are two paths to update to the newest build.
What else is cooking for next versions?
We love all the community support and participation. In addition, here are just a few of the things we are currently building out that will be in future builds:
- Fluent Design in the templates
- Ink templates
- Improved Right-click->add support for existing projects
- Localization in the wizard
- Visual Basic support
- Caliburn.Micro support
- Prism support
With partnership with the community, we will continue cranking out and iterating new features and functionality. We’re always looking for additional people to help out and if you’re interested, please head to our GitHub at https://aka.ms/wts. If you have an idea or feature request, please make the request!
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Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring only (not Skip Ahead). As we mentioned previously, we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for […] Continue reading Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 for PC
Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK and the Mobile Emulator to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 16288 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 16288 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. The Preview SDK and Mobile Emulator can be downloaded from developer […] Continue reading Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16288 and Mobile Emulator Build 15240 Released
Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team sat down with Ziv Rafalovich – a Senior PM on the Azure Compute team. Ziv shows off our new capabilities around notification and scheduling maintenanc… Continue reading Tuesdays with Corey – go TEST Scheduled Maintenance | Tuesdays With Corey
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