The Open Sourcing of Windows Calculator PP

Dave Grochocki and Howard Wolosky over on the Windows Developer Blog:

Today, we’re excited to announce that we are open sourcing Windows Calculator on GitHub under the MIT License. This includes the source code, build system, unit tests, and product roadmap


Reviewing the Calculator code is a great way to learn about the latest Microsoft technologies like the Universal Windows Platform, XAML, and Azure Pipelines.Through this project, developers can learn from Microsoft’s full development lifecycle, as well as reuse the code to build their own experiences. It’s also a great example of Fluent app design

I’m a lot more interested in the latter part of this announcement, as developers can see how Microsoft is using their UWP technology on a real world, shipping product for the masses. I love the concept behind Fluent design but there’s too few applications in the wild that fully embrace it. I doubt this will be the spark behind mass adoption of Fluent or UWP, but any effort to widen the door is welcome.

The Windows Calculator project is available right now on GitHub.

10 March, 2019