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:
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.
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.