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Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview build 16225

Microsoft has released its latest Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK) Preview, build 16225. It follows the release of SDK Preview build 16190 almost seven weeks ago. You'll need to be running Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16225 or later on your PC; 16226 is the most recent PC preview build so far, but a newer build seems likely to arrive this week.

"The Preview SDK Build 16225 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area," Microsoft said today. You can download it from the developer section of the Windows Insider Program site, but before you do so, take a look through these notes:

  • This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 Creators build or earlier to the store.
  • The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.

...and these known issues:

  • Designer fails to render: When viewing the XAML in the Designer Window in Visual Studio, the controls fail to render. This can be resolved by using Visual Studio 2017.3 Preview.
  • Compilation fails on non-Windows 10 platforms: When building apps on previous platforms, you may get a build error:

C:\program files (x860\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16225.0\x86\genxbf.dll:C:\program files (x860\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16225.0\x86\genxbf.dll(0,0): Error WMC0621: Cannot resolve ‘GenXbf.dll’ under path ‘C:\program files (x860\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16225.0\x86\genxbf.dll’. Please install the latest version of the Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
Process ‘msbuild.exe’ exited with code ‘1’.

Make sure you also read the extensive release notes on the Windows Blog, including details of API updates and additions, before you install the new SDK Preview.

Source: Windows Blog

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