If you've been waiting for a new build of the Windows 10 SDK, we've got some good news for you. Microsoft has today released build 16225 of the SDK for developers, which requires you to be running the very latest Insider Preview build if you're planning to use the new SDK build.
The last time Microsoft released an SDK build for developers was several weeks ago, back with build 16190, so it's good to see Microsoft finally issuing another SDK release for developers. Microsoft says this new release includes bug changes and "under development changes to the API surface area."
Here's a list of things to note:
- 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 a list of 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 an error.
You can check out the full changelog, including links to download the latest SDK bits, at the Windows Blog!
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