Microsoft introduces tool to bring Win32 software to Windows Store




Microsoft has announced a converter during Build for converting Win32 and .Net programs to Universal Windows platform. The converter should bring include easily make old software to the Windows Store.

Microsoft’s project to Win32 and .Net software for the Windows platform called Universal Centennial Project and the Desktop App Converter is a part of this. According to the company the converter ensures that older software quickly, easily, and with no more than ‘just a few adjustments “could be made suitable for Windows 10 devices. The MSI package is hereby converted to a appx package and then access Windows 10 APIs. The company hopes to grow the number of apps in its store considerably.

Microsoft also demonstrated that Age of Empires HD was converted to the UWP, including Steam- and mod support, though it was unclear whether this had happened with the App Converter. was on the Live Tile of the game to see how many players were online simultaneously playing. The Witcher II also appeared to be able to be converted, while maintaining high frame rates according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Games get UWP support for overlays and mods.


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