This post was originally published at Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 10563 Released

Today, we released a new Windows 10 SDK Preview and the associated Windows 10 Mobile emulators (Build 10563), to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 10565). The Preview SDK is a pre-release and cannot be used in a production environment. Please only install the SDK on your test machine. The Preview SDK Build 10563 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. If you are working on an application that you need to submit to the store, you should not install the preview. The Preview SDK can be downloaded from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page.

We do recommend any uninstalling any preview SDK and emulators if you have it installed. This will prevent UI clutter in Visual Studio when choosing what emulator to target.

Start developing and @WindowsDev would love to see what you create. If you find bugs or issues, please leverage the Windows Feedback tool or MSDN forums.

What is new in SDK 10563

Emulator:

  • Updated the OS image included with the Windows 10 Mobile Emulator

SDK:

  • Corrected the signing of the Microsoft General MIDI DLS for Universal Windows Apps Extension SDK
  • Corrected the “No .natvis files found” error when you run Debugging Tools For Windows (WinDbg)” issue with WinDbg. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3091112 for more details.
  • Corrected the Windows Performance Analyzer crashes when ResidentSet graph is used
  • Corrected problem that prevented trace capture on pre-Windows 8 OS releases using xperf.exe and wpr.exe.
  • Corrected Windows Performance Analyzer crash when trying to modify the symbols inclusion/exclusion list in the Load Settings tab of the Configure Symbols dialog.
  • Improved Intellisense documentation for a large number of APIs.

Updated tests in the Windows App Certification Kit:

  • The “App prelaunch” test was enabled. This test proactively prelaunches and keeps apps in the background, verifying that the app handles the prelaunch scenario correctly.
  • The “App resources” test now runs correctly against UWA apps. This could result in failures not previously seen but for which the apps were always expected to pass.
  • The “Supported APIs” test no longer fails the app if the app invokes approved APIs by ordinals.

Changes in the Universal Windows Platform – Added

Changes in the Universal Windows Platform – Removed

Changes in the Windows Desktop Extension – Added

Changes in the Windows Desktop Extension – Removed

Changes in the Windows Mobile Extension – Added

Changes in the Windows IOT Extension – Added

Moving your projects forward

After installing the new Windows 10 SDK, update your projects with the Visual Studio Release Candidate to use the new SDK.

First, update the Project file (.csproj, .jsproj, .vcxproj) by:

  • Opening the project in Visual Studio
  • Right clicking on the project in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer, and choose “Properties”
  • Depending on your project type, the UI will look a little different but click on the dropdown that says “Target Version”. The below screenshot is from a C# Project. Note: If you’re using a Javascript project, open the .jsproj and find a replace the TargetPlatformVersion with 10.0. 10563.0.
  • Select Windows 10 Insider Preview (10.0; Build 10563).

Now that you have updated the project file, find the application’s Package.appxmanifest and do the following:

  • Open that file (it should present you with an XML Editor)
  • Find the Element, Dependencies and its child element, TargetDeviceFamily
  • Modify the MaxVersion Tested Attribute from “10.0.10240.0” to “10.0.10563.0.”
  • Save and close the file.

Known Issues

SDK Backwards compatibility: Do not install this preview SDK on your production machine. If you do so, any applications you submit to the Store after installing this SDK will fail validation because this SDK will update some of the build tools used to preview versions of those tools.

If you have other issues, please post to the forums and include the following [UWP][SDK] in the title if it is a Windows 10 SDK install or uninstall issue.

Now you’re ready to use the new SDK. Start developing and @WindowsDev would love to see what you create. If you find bugs or issues, please leverage the Windows Feedback tool or MSDN forums.

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This post was originally published at Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 10563 Released