A couple of weeks ago Microsoft had released Windows 10 insider preview build 16232 for PCs in the fast ring of Windows Insider program. Today Microsoft has released Windows 10 Software Development Kit Preview Build 16232 that include the new API’s introduced in the Windows 10 and contains bug fixes and improvements over the previous SDK preview release. Developers must note that you would require the Visual Studio 2017 or greater if you wish to use this SDK.
There are the major known issues in this release:
- Designer fails to render: When viewing the XAML in the Designer Window in Visual Studio, the controls fail to render. This can be resolved by using Visual Studio 2017.3 Preview.
- Compilation fails on non-Windows 10 platforms
When building apps on previous platforms, you may get a build error:
C:\program files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16232.0\x86\genxbf.dll:C:\program files (x860\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16232.0\x86\genxbf.dll(0,0): Error WMC0621: Cannot resolve ‘GenXbf.dll’ under path ‘C:\program files (x860\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16232.0\x86\genxbf.dll’. Please install the latest version of the Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
Process ‘msbuild.exe’ exited with code ‘1’.
This will occur if the minimum target platform version is set to 10.0.16225.0. To work around this, right click on your project file and choose properties or open your project file in your favorite editor, and change the version to a previous released SDK. For example:
- WRL projects fail to compile with MIDLRT error: When building my WRL project that contains a WinRT Component, the project no longer compiles. I get the following errors:
midlrt : command line error MIDL1012: [msg]argument illegal for switch / [context]ns_prefix
midlrt : command line error MIDL1000: [msg]missing source-file name
To download the latest preview build of the Windows SDK you must first join the Windows Insider Program and then download Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16232 from the Microsoft’s SDK preview website. To download the latest Microsoft’s Visual Studio go to Microsoft’ site and download either the free community version or the professional version.