Today, we released a new Windows 10 SDK Preview and the associated Windows 10 Mobile emulators (Build 10158), to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 10158). Preview SDK Build 10158 contains bug fixes and changes to the API surface area. You can download it from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page.
To briefly recap – with the preview releases of the Windows 10 SDK, we are matching each OS flight delivered to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. When running the latest preview SDK and emulator in your local development environment, your apps will be able to access the latest Windows capabilities and APIs available in the preview build. Each preview SDK release installs side by side of the official Windows 10 tooling for Visual Studio 2015. If you want to try out the newest features and have the latest bug fixes delivered in a Windows Insider Preview release, this is for you – each release is a snapshot of work in progress, so expect functionality or APIs to be impacted and that final functionality may vary.
What’s New in SDK 10158
Some API types received properties and method signatures changes. New APIs were added in this SDK release, among them:
This flight of Windows introduces two new related sets of APIs in the Windows.Devices.Perception and Windows.Devices.Perception.Providers namespaces. The Providers APIs allow IHVs and OEMs to expose depth, infrared, and color cameras (and related metadata) for computer vision into UWP, and to designate a camera as participating in Windows Hello face authentication. The Windows.Devices.Perception namespace contains the client APIs that allow a UWP application to access the color, depth, or infrared data of computer vision cameras.
AdvancedCapturedPhoto and AdvancedPhoto* APIs are new photo capture APIs for Windows 10 that enable apps to capture HDR photos on supported devices. For devices that do not ship with hardware HDR capabilities but support VPS (variable photo sequence), the API will use a platform provided algorithm to generate the HDR photo.
The Windows Photo Import API in the Windows.Media.Import namespace is a new, modern, asynchronous WinRT API enabling Windows Store and classic applications to import photos and videos from portable devices such as smart phones and digital cameras, as well as memory cards and other removable USB storage media, with an emphasis on ease of use and performance. One of the key features of the PhotoImport API is that it runs in the background so that even if your app is suspended / killed, the import keeps happening.
Types now converged
Here are just a few types we’ve heard people are interested in which have now converged. We will continue to converge types based on developer feedback.
Moving your projects forward
After installing the new Windows 10 SDK, update your projects with the Visual Studio Release Candidate to use the new SDK.
First, update the Project file (.csproj, .jsproj, .vcxproj) by:
- Opening the project in Visual Studio
- Right clicking on the project in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer, and choose “Properties”
- Select Windows 10 Insider Preview (10.0; Build 10158). * below is a sample of what you’ll be seeing
Now that you have updated the project file, find the application’s Package.appxmanifest and do the following:
- Open that file (it should present you with an XML Editor)
- Find the Element, Dependencies and its child element, TargetDeviceFamily
- Modify the MaxVersion Tested Attribute from “10.0.10069.0” to “10.0.10158.0”.
- Save and close the file.
Known issues (Added 7/1/2015 7:30pm)
From MSDN forum entry: When installing the Windows SDK 10 version 10158, an error that AppVerifier did not install correctly and setup rolls back OR When trying to uninstall Windows SDK 10 version 10069, an error that the AppVerifier package failed to uninstall.
- Download AppVerifier.zip file to your PC.
- Extract the contents to a known location. Example: C:temp
- From an Administrative command prompt, run c:tempInstallAppVerifierBinary.cmd
- Once complete you should be able to install or uninstall the AppVerifier binaries.
If you have other issues, please post to the forums and include the following [UWP][SDK] in the title if it is a Windows 10 SDK install or uninstall issue.