The Universal Windows Platform, or UWP for short, should be the future of Windows. When Microsoft was still trying to make Windows an important mobile operating system, UWP apps should work on desktops, tablets, and phones alike. Over the years, however, the developers largely stuck to the tried-and-tested Win32 platform.
Now Microsoft seems to be getting rid of UWP altogether. As discovered by Paul Thurrott, a session for the company̵
“WinUI is the future UI framework from Microsoft for every app under Windows that was developed for both universal (UWP) and desktop apps (Win32). Learn how WinUI offers every Windows developer a way to go, regardless of whether you’re using WinForms, WPF, MFC, native or .NET, and more! “
The longstanding fragmentation within Windows has frustrated some developers compared to the optimized vision behind Apple and Google software. Unfortunately, the information we have now doesn’t tell us much about the details of Microsoft’s plans, but hopefully Build will give a clearer picture when it starts on May 19th.
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