Microsoft releases tool to convert old win32 software to UWP applications


Besides win32 application the tool is also able to convert .NET applications to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that can be then included in the Windows Store. The way this conversion is achieved is by creating AppX packages that support the UWP APIs. While there is nothing magical about these conversions, Microsoft still hopes their efforts won’t go unnoticed and will encourage even more developers to make the transition to its store.

The American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington wants to make UWP the main way of creating apps for Windows. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as all apps installed through their Store are guaranteed not to include any kind of malware or spyware as the applications go through a review process. Developers that want to download this tool need to have the latest Windows Insider Build, the first preview for the Anniversary update, in order to be able to install Microsoft’s app converter.


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