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