You are here
Home > Latest Posts > Latest News > Developer News > Windows Template Studio 1.3 adds in-app scheme launch, Visual Basic support

Windows Template Studio 1.3 adds in-app scheme launch, Visual Basic support

Windows Template Studio

Microsoft is updating Windows Template Studio to version 1.3 with new features, improvements and bug fixes. This release adds an in-app scheme launch, localization improvements, massive improvements in accessibility and initial Visual Basic support.

What’s new:

New Feature:

  • Scheme to launch app (aka myAwesomeApp://myDeepLinksIntoMyApp?foo=bar)

Template improvements:

  • Default Windows theme support added to template
  • Files are now UTF-8 with BOM to make sure all cultures are supported
  • Accessibility support in templates

Improvements to the Wizard:

  • Accessibility support in Wizard drastically improved
  • Lots of under the hood bug fixes and code improvements
  • All needed parts for localization are built-in now (looks like we missed window to get actual localized files)
  • Initial VB engine work was added in.
  • Bug fixes

Process improvements:

  • StyleCop enforcements across Template and Wizard code bases
  • Appveyor added for pull requests to be sure we have proper continuous integration checks
  • Required work for .NET Foundation

How to get the update:

There are two paths to update to the newest build.

  • Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left and you should see Windows Template Studio in there. Click “Update.”
  • Not installed: Head to https://aka.ms/wtsinstall, click “download” and double click the VSIX installer.

For a full list of adjustments in the 1.3 release, head over to Github.

In the future releases, Microsoft plans to add a few of the things like :

  • Fluent Design in the templates
  • Ink templates
  • Improved Right-click->add support for existing projects
  • Localization in the wizard
  • Visual Basic support
  • Caliburn.Micro support
  • Prism support

Source

Shafat

Shafat has more than 5 years of Tech journalism experience. He likes to write about latest Tech and Gadgets. He is a proud Lumia 950 owner and Windows fan. He has been covering Tech and Gadget news on other well-known Tech sites GadgetOx and Nokiapoweruser since long. He loves to code and is a proficient developer.
Write to him at Email: [email protected]

Top