Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK preview build 18282, Template Studio 2.5

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Microsoft today launched a couple of new goodies for developers to check out. First, there's a new Windows 10 SDK preview, coming in at build 18282, which matches the most recent Fast ring build to roll out to Windows Insiders. Second, a fresh update to Windows Template Studio is out, ticking it up to version 2.5 with a handful of small improvements to check out.

With Windows 10 SDK preview 18282, there's only one noteworthy change for developers to be aware of. A new blend mode called Luminosity is available for the effect graph of the AcrylicBrush. "This blend mode will ensure that shadows don't appear behind acrylic surfaces without a cutout, Microsoft says. "We will also be exposing a LuminosityBlendOpacity API available for tweaking that allows for more AcrylicBrush customization."

On the Windows Template Studio side of things, the list of updates includes support for Visual Studio 2019, an improved startup time, and updates to implement current Fluent Design guidelines. Here's the full rundown:

  • Improved startup time splitting templates by platform/language
  • Improved guidance on Suspend and Resume feature
  • Support for VS 2019
  • Bug fixes
  • Navigation View uses WinUI Library
  • Pages updated with current Fluent guidance

Developers can grab Windows 10 SDK build 18282 and Windows Template Studio 2.5 from Microsoft now.

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