Get the headers, libraries, and tools that you need to create Windows Store and desktop apps, in the language of your choice. (Includes the Windows App Certification Kit.) Learn more about the Windows SDK for Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 powers a new generation of lightweight, touch-based devices and opens up the world to your apps.
A professional-quality integrated development environment that simplifies the tasks of creating, debugging, and deploying applications for Windows, Windows Phone, Office, the web, and the cloud.
Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop enables the creation of desktop apps in C#, Visual Basic, and C++, and supports Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Win32.
Includes tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries to create desktop apps. Get the details.
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Build apps on a solid foundation, enable richer app experiences, and integrate the best of Windows and web services. Get the details.
Includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos designed to help you learn how to build apps that shine on Windows 7. Get the details.
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