June 13, 2018 11:30 am

Windows Template Studio 2.2 released!

By / Senior Technical Product Manager, Windows Developer Team

We’re extremely excited to announce the Windows Template Studio 2.2! 

For the next few releases, we are doing smaller updates to add in new pages and fixes. The reason being is we are working toward multi-project solution support for 3.0 and adjusting our templates to support that. This is a large sum of work but want to be sure we are still improving where we can now.

As always, we love how the community is helping. If you’re interested, please head over to head over to WTS’s Github.

What’s new:

For the full list of adjustments in the 2.2 release, WTS’s Github has a full changelog.

Windows Template Studio 2.2

Included in this version:

  • 3D Launcher feature
  • Wizard enhancements
  • Improved documentation
  • Improved testing
  • Bug fixes

Dev platform updates:

  • Updated Microsoft.NETCore.UniversalWindowsPlatform to 6.15
  • Updated Newtonsoft.Json to 11.0.2
  • Updated Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp, Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Notifications and Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.UI.Controls to 3.0.0
  • Update Telerik.UI.for.UniversalWindowsPlatform to 1.0.1

How to get the update:

There are two paths to update to the newest build.

  • Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left and you should see Windows Template Studio in there and click “Update.”
  • Not installed: Head to https://aka.ms/wtsinstall, click “download” and double click the VSIX installer.

What else is cooking for next versions?

We love all the community support and participation. In addition, here are just a few of the things we are currently building out that will be in future builds:

  • Menubar navigation pattern template
  • WinUI Library nuget package integration
  • Continued refinement with Fluent Design in the templates
  • Work for supporting multiple projects in a single solution
  • Ink templates
  • User Activity APIs for Timeline support
  • Improved Right-click->add support for existing projects

With partnership with the community, we will continue cranking out and iterating new features and functionality. We’re always looking for additional people to help out and if you’re interested, please head to our GitHub at https://aka.ms/wts. If you have an idea or feature request, please make the request!

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  1. App will crash when use this tool to create app run on OS build 15063. Please support old build. Thank you.

    • @Nguyen, we support the current and release prior. This enables us to use newer controls. 15063 is Windows 10 Creators Update which does not have the NavigationView control so this is the pickle you’re in. Once Windows UI Library nuget package is release later this year, the NavigationView will be supported for 15063 so you can do what you’re asking for. Another option you do have is to leverage the Windows Community Toolkit which has a version of the control that could work as well.

      I do strongly believe that targeting Fall Creators Update (16299) will be a good minimum target.