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Your first app

It's easier than you think to create an app for the Windows Store, Windows Phone store, or even a universal app. You don't need to learn a new language to start building a Windows app—you can create it with what you already know:

  • JavaScript with HTML/CSS
  • C#, Visual Basic, or C++ with XAML
  • C++ with DirectX

These tutorials help you create your first Windows app in the language of your choice.

JavaScript and HTML tutorials

Take advantage of your web skills and build a Windows Store app or Windows Phone Store app using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

C#/VB and XAML tutorials

Use your .NET, WPF, or Silverlight skills to build a Windows Store app or Windows Phone Store app using XAML with C# or VB.

C++ and XAML tutorial

Take advantage of your programming expertise and use C++ with XAML to build Windows Store apps and Windows Phone Store apps.

C++ and DirectX tutorial

Know DirectX? You can develop a Windows Store app that takes full advantage of graphics hardware.