Windows Template Studio 2.5 released!!!

What’s new in Windows Template Studio 2.5:

  • Improved startup time splitting templates by platform/language
  • Improved guidance on Suspend and Resume feature
  • Support for VS 2019
  • Bug fixes
  • Navigation View uses WinUI Library
  • Pages updated with current Fluent guidance

Recently added in prior versions:

Dev platform updates:

  • Updated target platform version to 10.0.17763.0 and min target version to 10.0.17134.0
  • Updated Microsoft.NETCore.UniversalWindowsPlatform to 6.1.9
  • AdaptiveCards to 1.1.0
  • AppCenter.Analytics and Microsoft.AppCenter.Crashes to 1.10.0
  • UI.for.UniversalWindowsPlatform
  • MVVMLight to
  • Windows Community Toolkit to 5.0.0

What else is cooking for next versions?

We love all the community support and participation. In addition, here are just a few of the things we are currently building out that will be in future builds:

How to get the update:

There are two paths to update to the newest build.

  • Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left and you should see Windows Template Studio in there and click “Update.”
  • Not installed: Head to, click “download” and double click the VSIX installer.