At Build 2016, Microsoft announced the Desktop App Converter, a tool that would allow developers to convert classic Windows programs into modern Universal Windows Platform(UWP) apps. A preview version is now available to download. As expected, it supports both .NET and Win32 apps, which it can convert to AppX packages that support any UWP API. While the tool won’t magically making legacy apps look like modern ones, it gets the ball rolling for developers looking to make the transition. It’s part of Microsoft’s renewed emphasis on making the UWP the primary way of creating apps for Windows. And as UWP apps are installed…

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