DevExpress Project Reunion & WinUI 3 Components - Support for Desktop (Win32) Apps

WPF Team Blog
22 June 2021
UPDATE: Our most recent WinUI release (v21.2.2) supports Windows App SDK 0.8 (formerly known as Project Reunion 0.8). Please review the version history section below to learn more.

We just released an update to the DevExpress WinUI 3 component suite for Project Reunion (now known as Windows App SDK). This update includes support for managed C# .NET 5 apps! The DevExpress WinUI 3 component suite is currently available free-of-charge (for a limited-time). If you are considering WinUI 3 for an upcoming software project, be sure to download your free license today and share your feedback/development plans with us.

Download Today

If you have yet to register your free copy of DevExpress WinUI 3 components, please visit the page below to obtain your free license:

DevExpress WinUI Controls v21.2 – Reserve Your Free Copy Today
Includes a DataGrid, Scheduler, Ribbon Toolbar, Data Editors, Gauge Indicators, Range Control,
and over 10 Chart types.

When you are ready to explore our WinUI Win32 demo apps, download the following installer.

Get Started with New WinUI 3 Project Templates

This release includes our new DevExpress WinUI 3 project templates. To install, follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Register your free copy.
  2. Prepare your development environment and install the DevExpress WinUI Project Templates extension for Visual Studio.
  3. Configure your personal NuGet feed.

Once completed, the DevExpress App, Packaged (WinUI 3 in Desktop) template will appear within Visual Studio.

For instructions on how to add an individual DevExpress WinUI controls to your application, refer to the documents below:

No Support for WinUI 3 UWP Going Forward

Microsoft’s WinUI 3 framework supports both Desktop (Win32) and UWP apps. Based on feedback we received from our users, we’ve learned that the majority of our customers are interested in working with WinUI 3 for Desktop (Win32). Microsoft has also prioritized WinUI 3 for Desktop in their roadmap. As such, we decided to drop the support for WinUI 3 UWP. We will now fully invest our energies on WinUI 3 for Desktop.

Version History


  • Added Windows App SDK 0.8 (formerly known as Project Reunion 0.8) support


  • WinUI 3 Desktop (Win32) app support
  • DevExpress WinUI Project Template for Visual Studio

v21.1 (Official Release)

  • 20 UI controls (including a DataGrid, Scheduler, Ribbon Toolbar, Data Editors, Gauge Indicators, Range Control, and over 10 Chart types) for WinUI 3 UWP apps
  • Project Reunion 0.5 and WinUI 3 UWP support

Your Feedback

If you are currently using WinUI, considering it for a future project, or just investigating your options, please feel free to comment below.

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