Windows UI Library Release Notes
The Windows UI Library (WinUI) is an open source project hosted on GitHub. All new releases are built from the Windows UI Library GitHub repo.
We also welcome bug reports, feature requests and community code contributions in the Windows UI Library repo.
WinUI includes two NuGet packages:
Microsoft.UI.Xaml: Controls and Fluent Design for UWP apps. This is the main WinUI package.
Microsoft.UI.Xaml.Core.Direct: Low-level APIs for use in middleware components.
You can download and use WinUI packages in your app using the NuGet package manager: see Getting Started with the Windows UI Library for more information.
The Xaml Controls Gallery sample app includes interactive demos and sample code for using WinUI controls.
Install the XAML Controls Gallery app from the Microsoft Store
The Xaml Controls Gallery is also open source on GitHub
How-to articles for Windows UI Library controls are included with the Universal Windows Platform controls documentation.
API reference docs are located here: Windows UI Library APIs.
Version history for the main Microsoft.UI.Xaml NuGet package:
|Microsoft.UI.Xaml NuGet Version||Type||Release date||Release notes||Highlights|
|2.3||stable||November 2019||Release Notes||Progress Bar Visual Refresh, NumberBox, RadioButtons|
|2.2||stable||August 2019||Release Notes||TabView, NavigationView Updates, Visual Style Updates|
|2.1||stable||April 2019||Release Notes||First open source release from GitHub.
ItemsRepeater, AnimatedVisualPlayer, TeachingTip, RadioMenuFlyoutItem, CompactDensity, Shadows.
|2.0||stable||October 2018||Release Notes||Initial release.
Includes official native Fluent controls and features for Windows UWP apps.
WinUI 3 Alpha
For information on trying out early previews of WinUI 3 see WinUI 3.0 (Alpha).