Use this free, full-featured IDE to create innovative and compelling classic Windows applications and Windows Phone and Windows Store apps. The tools include universal app templates, a code editor, a powerful debugger, Windows Phone emulators, rich language support, and more, all ready to use in production. Includes the Windows Phone SDK and Windows SDK.
The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) introduces adaptive UI controls, great new Windows features and a common API that empower you to deliver unique and personal app experiences on all devices that run Windows 10. To get an early start on developing for Windows 10, see Windows 10 developer tools.
Add emulator images to an existing installation of Visual Studio 2013 so you can test how your app will work on phones running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 or Windows Phone 8.1. (Requires Visual Studio 2013 with Update 2 or later.)
Gives you access to remote debugging, remote testing, and unit testing on computers that don't have Visual Studio installed. (Applies to Windows Store apps only.)Get the Remote Tools
Tools to help you localize your Store app with translation support, translation file management, and editor tools.Get details and additional languages
Use this kit to test your app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 app certification programs.Learn more about the kit
Get all the badges and artwork needed to promote your apps. You can customize your badge with the language and style of your choice.Create your badge
Ad mediation helps you maximize your ad monetization by showing more live ads in your Windows Phone app. This extension lets you use multiple ad network solutions in your project.Get the Windows Ad Mediator extension
Use the OneDrive SDKs to quickly get OneDrive integrated into your apps.Get the SDKs
Combine the power of Windows 8.1 and Bing Maps to incorporate the latest road maps and aerial views into your Windows Store app.Get the Bing Maps SDK
Add a scalable and secure cloud back end and incorporate structured storage, user authentication, and push notifications.Get the Azure Mobile Services SDKs
Actually, the DirectX SDK is now included as part of the Windows SDK (beginning with Windows 8).Learn more about the DirectX SDK
Phones are uniquely personal. The Lumia SDK offers enhanced experiences for apps running on Lumia phones.Get the Microsoft Lumia SDK