What's different in Windows 10

This topic lists changes to the package manifest schema reference for each version of Windows 10, including namespaces and features that have been added or changed. See the Element Hierarchy for reference info on all elements, attributes, and types in the schema.

The following sections list the namespaces and XML prefixes added to the package manifest schema in each update of Windows 10. To get the latest version of Windows 10, see Download Windows 10.

Windows 10, Fall Creators Update - Build 16299.15, Version 1709

Added namespaces and XML prefixes

Prefix Namespace
uap5 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/5
com2 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/com/windows10/2
desktop3 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/desktop/windows10/3

Windows 10, Creators Update - Build 15063, Version 1703

Added namespaces and XML prefixes

Prefix Namespace
uap4 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/4
com http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/com/windows10
desktop2 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/desktop/windows10/2
rescap3 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities/3

Windows 10, Anniversary Update - Build 14393, Version 1607

Added namespaces and XML prefixes

Prefix Namespace
uap3 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/3
desktop http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/desktop/windows10
rescap2 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities/2

Windows 10, November Update - Build 10586, Version 1511

Added namespaces and XML prefixes

Prefix Namespace
uap2 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/2
f2 http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/2

Windows 10 - Build 10240, Version 1507

Added namespaces and XML prefixes

Prefix Namespace
uap http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10
f http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10
holo http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/holographic/windows10
mobile http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/mobile/windows10
rescap http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities
serverpreview http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/serverpreview/windows10

Elements and attributes that have been added

Elements and attributes that have changed

Removed attributes and elements

Example

To use an XML namespace in the the app package manifest, include the namespaces and IgnorableNamespaces within the Package element.

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<Package
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10"
  xmlns:uap="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10"
  xmlns:uap4="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/4"
  IgnorableNamespaces="uap uap4">