According to Microsoft, there are around 700 million active devices using Windows 10 which represents a significant market for developers. Processor architecture traditionally used in smartphones is now readily available in the laptop market with the emergence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx series. Enabling smartphone-like experiences including all-day battery life, instant on, and always connected through the LTE connectivity.

The resources here are dedicated to educating developers on Windows and how they can port a current application to Windows on Arm, or develop it natively for Arm64. This means that all apps can run natively bringing more positive experiences in performance, reliability, and efficiency. The resources here are a collection of Arm guides and partner resources for support when developing an application that is compatible with Windows on Arm laptops.

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How to get started

All applications are supported through an emulation layer. But for performance, efficiency (longer battery life) and reliability it is best to natively develop your application for Arm64.

Porting applications to Windows on Arm

This guide shows how to port applications to Windows on Arm and what to expect during the process.

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Port Intel intrinsics to Neon technology

This guide shows how to port Intel intrinsics to Arm Neon technology.

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Building libraries for Windows on Arm

This guide shows how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to build native Windows on Arm libraries. The guide uses the specific example of the popular zlib library, but you can apply the techniques to any library.

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Building Apps for Windows 10 on Arm

Windows on Arm for Software Developers

How LiquidText Ported Their App to WoA

Supported libraries

Explore the documentation for libraries supported by Windows on Arm.

Chromium

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.

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Electron

Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.


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CEF

The Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) is an open-source software framework for embedding a Chromium web browser within another application.

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UWP

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps are applications that can run across any device using windows.

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WinUI3

WinUI3 is now available to use on WoA via Microsoft’s Project Reunion.

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SQLite

SQLite can be cross compiled for use on arm devices

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Recommended native tools for Windows on Arm

Visual Studio

Visual Studio Code now runs on WoA natively and can be used to develop applications with the above compilers.

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MinGW-W64

MinGW-W64 can now use the LLVM compiler to both cross-compile and compile natively for arm64 on WoA devices.

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Partner resources

View the resources required when planning on building or porting an application for Windows on Arm.

Microsoft developer resources

Explore Windows 10 on Arm resources from Microsoft. Includes SDKs, getting started guides and advanced techniques.

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Qualcomm developer resources

The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform powers the Windows 10 on Arm experience.

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