Create your first app

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

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:

  • JavaScript with HTML/CSS
  • C# or C++ with XAML
  • C++ with Microsoft DirectX

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

C#/VB and XAML tutorials

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.

JavaScript and HTML tutorials

Take advantage of your web skills and build Store apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Note  You can also create universal Windows apps in JavaScript and HTML, but a tutorial is not yet available.

C++ and XAML tutorials

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.

C++ and DirectX tutorials

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.

Port an existing app

Already have experience with iOS or Android? The Port an existing app section has resources to help you get started.

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