At the all-virtual Build 2021 developer conference, Microsoft has announced Project Reunion 0.8 Preview SDK. As we move closer to the full 1.0 release of Reunion to the public, Microsoft is adding some important new tools to its new developer environment.
Microsoft introduced Project Reunion at Build 2020 as a unification tool for Win32 and UWP app development on Windows 10.
Project Reunion integrates Microsoft’s current Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs. Win32 apps are legacy applications, while UWP is Microsoft’s modern app API. Under Project Reunion, the tool will also be available independently from Windows, allowing dev’s to use tools like Budget.
Back in March, Microsoft released version 0.5 of Project Reunion. This was a production ready build even though the platform remained in preview.
Looking at Project Reunion 0.8 Preview, Microsoft has added the ability to create modern Windows applications for cloud and client endpoints:
With Project Reunion 0.8 Preview, you can create and modernize your Windows apps seamlessly for both client and cloud endpoints. It offers support for Windows 10 version 1809, the ability to use Project Reunion with a .NET 5 app and Windows UI Library (WinUI) 3, and Microsoft EdgeWebView2 for user interaction development.
You can find out more about Project Reunion at Microsoft’s GitHub page here.