Create your first app
It's easier than you think to create an app for the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, or even a universal Windows app. You don't need to learn a new language to start building a Store app—you can create it with what you already know:
- C# or C++ with XAML
- C++ with Microsoft DirectX
These tutorials help you create your first Store app in the language of your choice.
Use your .NET, WPF, or Silverlight skills to build Store apps using XAML with C# or Visual Basic.
Note You can also create universal Windows apps in C#/VB and XAML, but a tutorial is not yet available.
Take advantage of your C++ programming expertise and use C++ with XAML to build Store apps.
This tutorial teaches you how to create a Windows Phone Store app and a Windows Store app in the same project.
Know DirectX? You can develop a Store app that takes full advantage of graphics hardware.
Note You can also create Windows Phone Store apps and universal Windows apps in C++ and DirectX, but a tutorial is not yet available.
Already have experience with iOS or Android? The Port an existing app section has resources to help you get started.