Get set up
It's easier than you think to get set up. Follow these instructions and start creating Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Windows 10.
To develop UWP apps, you need the latest version of Windows.
Are you an MSDN subscriber? You can get ISO downloads here:
- Get Windows 10 from MSDN Subscriber Downloads
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 helps you design, code, test, and debug your apps.
If you don't already have Visual Studio 2015, click this link to install the free Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015. This download includes device and phone simulators for testing your apps:
It’s important to test your UWP apps on a real PCs and phones. Before you can deploy apps to your PC or Windows Phone, you have to enable it for development.
For detailed instructions, see Enable your device for development.
You can start developing apps now, but before you can submit them to the store, you need a developer account.
To get a developer account, go to the Sign up page.
After you've installed the tools and gotten a developer license or a developer account, use our tutorials to create your first app:
- Create your first app tutorials
For the complete list of tools and downloads, see Downloads.