Windows Template Studio reaches version 1.3

Microsoft has just released the latest version of Windows Template Studio, an application geared towards developers who wish to create apps for the company's Universal Windows Platform. Here are some highlights of what's new in version 1.3, with a full list of changes available over on the dedicated GitHub page:

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

Beyond these specific features and improvements, the firm has also hinted at future additions, which will include Fluent Design templates, Windows Ink templates, localization in the Wizard, as well as support for Visual Basic, Caliburn.Micro, and Prism.

If you haven't gotten your hands on version 1.1 back in June or 1.2 in July, you can grab Windows Template Studio from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

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