Windows UI Library

Windows UI Library: the latest Windows 10 native controls and Fluent styles for your applications (by microsoft)


Basic Windows UI Library repo stats
6 days ago

microsoft/microsoft-ui-xaml is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

Windows UI Library Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Windows UI Library

  • GitHub repo office-ui-fabric-react

    Fluent UI web represents a collection of utilities, React components, and web components for building web applications.

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

  • GitHub repo winget-cli

    Windows Package Manager CLI (aka winget)

  • GitHub repo Avalonia

    A cross platform XAML framework for .NET

  • GitHub repo Introducing .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI)

    .NET MAUI is the .NET Multi-platform App UI, a framework for building native device applications spanning mobile, tablet, and desktop.

  • GitHub repo Runtime

    .NET is a cross-platform runtime for cloud, mobile, desktop, and IoT apps.

  • GitHub repo ProjectReunion

    Project Reunion empowers all Windows apps (not just UWP/MSIX) with modern Windows UI, APIs, and platform features, including back-compat support, shipped via NuGet.

  • GitHub repo SecureUxTheme

    🎨 A secure boot compatible in-memory UxTheme patcher

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Windows UI Library alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Windows UI Library has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-17.
  • Announcing Project Reunion 0.5! | 2021-03-30
    Don't know if it will be called 3.1 but the roadmap says UWP will be supported on a feature update, so my guess is Q4 2021 alongside the Sun Valley update.
  • What if instead of building a UWP File Explorer, Microsoft just updates the current one to its latest design guidelines? Here's how it would look using modern fluent design. Same exact layout as current, no new or removed features.
  • .NET 6 Preview 1 Released | 2021-02-17
    Better check the WinUI roadmap, | 2021-02-17
    Yeah, they didn't mention it here, but I believe that they want to release it in March, and complete Project Reunion 1.0 in October.
  • Windows Settings is so much slower than Control Panel :/ | 2021-02-08
    If you want to see for yourself how much more complete UWP XAML is install "Xaml controls Gallery" from the store, it has examples of everything. And you can see the roadmap of what's in development.
  • Reminder: Microsoft Edge Legacy will be retired in March 2021 | 2021-01-31
  • TIL Windows just got really cool and develops helpful Power User tools | 2021-01-29
    I feel just as bad as you. As to answer your question, they are making the move to make their design more consistent with android and because things like reveal are very very hard to implement on the Web (Which is Microsoft's new favorite language to code with apparently). But here, see it for yourself.
  • All different default windows 10 context menu styles. | 2021-01-26
    And it's not unmaintained, there is a github with a roadmap that is on track, and yes, it's part of project reunion, it's not a myth or a legend. | 2021-01-26
    There are various Github issues raised on this topic. The GOAL is apparently to support this (unpackaged Win32 apps) but they're not there yet. Apparently it was planned for Preview 3 but that didn't materialize. Last I saw in their roadmap was that this might actually become a post-3.0 feature, unfortunately.
  • XBox Game Pass for PC Review | 2021-01-12
  • Whenever I Go Into Start Menu Its Like My Right | 2021-01-09
    there is no way yet to disable gamepad support in UWP apps, but Microsoft has added one a few weeks ago in the form of a registry key, which is already available if you run a developer preview version of Windows. A GitHub user contributed a .reg file.
  • Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21286 | 2021-01-06
    Based on feedback, (GitHub issue #1495) we’re adding an option to disable automatic controller-to-virtual-key mapping for UWP apps. If you have a need to do this, add the following registry key, with a DWORD value of Enabled set to 0: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings\ControllerProcessor\ControllerToVKMapping.
  • Microsoft is building a new Outlook app for Windows and Mac powered by the web | 2021-01-05
    Unfortunately you forgot a dot there, "Wait for WinUI 3.x", with x probably being quite big.

  • Microsoft planning ‘sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows’
    *While Microsoft has been promising visual overhauls of Windows 10 for years, thanks to its Fluent Design system, rumors suggest the company is planning big user interface changes for Windows that will debut later this year. Codenamed Sun Valley, Windows Central first reported on these UI changes back in October. Microsoft is planning to overhaul the Start menu, File Explorer, and built-in apps in Windows 10 to modernize them and make the UI more consistent. Some of the UI changes will also include updates to the sliders, buttons, and controls that are found throughout Windows and the apps that run on the OS. Microsoft quietly removed references to this “sweeping visual rejuvenation” this morning, after several Windows enthusiasts spotted the job listing over the weekend. *