Microsoft continues to work on their Desktop App Converter tool that allows Windows developers to bring their desktop apps to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) for inclusion in the Windows 10 Store.
The toolkit recently suffered a setback that was causing some Win32 programs that were converted with the Desktop App Converter to crash Windows to a bug check condition, aka Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and bring the entire system down.
That issue has now been remedied in a recent cumulative update for Windows 10 and with the updated base images you can now convert your desktop programs over to UWP without concerns for those random crashes.
Here are the links you will need to get the Desktop App Converter, updated base images and other resources to get started/updated:
- Desktop App Converter App in the Windows Store
- Windows 10 Base Images for Desktop App Converter
- Windows Dev Center Guide to the Desktop App Converter
Once you have your program initially converted it will most likely be ready to submit to the Windows 10 Store for listing and availability however, you can go even further with your app and incorporate features like push notifications and Live Tiles to make it an even richer experience on Windows 10.