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Desktop app developer support

Get help with developing desktop apps

Review technical docs

Check out the Desktop app reference to find in-depth technical information to build desktop apps.


Browse the desktop development forums

Search the Windows desktop development forums for an answer to your question, or ask a question if you can’t find the answer.


Contact Microsoft for additional help

Visit the Microsoft Support site to review the assisted support options available.


Get help with app certification and Dashboard services

Review technical docs

Browse the app compatibility forum

Visit the App Compatibility forum for questions about app compatibility testing, common compatibility issues, and best practices for creating Windows-based apps.


Contact Microsoft

  • For questions about certification policies, contact the Certification Support Team.
  • For questions about Dashboard services, certification submissions, bug management, and reports, send e-mail to
  • For paid technical assistance with preparing apps to pass certification or questions about how to use the App Certification Kit, contact Microsoft Support.

Get help with Windows Store developer accounts

For information about how to register for the Windows Store, see Sign up as a developer for the Windows Store. If you have further questions, help is available in the forums or through assisted support.