Getting started with Visual Studio for Windows 10 app development


Visual Studio is the development tool used to create, debug, and deploy Windows 10 applications.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn the key features of Visual Studio.
  • Build a simple app by using Visual Studio.
  • Debug a Windows 10 app.
  • Use themes and other Visual Studio features.


  • A computer running the current release of Windows 10. To verify that you're running the latest version, go to Windows Update in Settings.
  • On the same computer, Visual Studio 2017.