MakeCode and Windows 10

Nearly all tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System are written such that the user can use the web version of MakeCode. The web version runs on multiple computer types providing broad compatibility.

There is another version of MakeCode available from Microsoft in the form of an app that runs on Windows 10 machines.

The big advantage the Windows 10 Microsoft Store version of MakeCode is the ability to read data back and easily plot it, something the web version lacks at present.

The MakeCode App for Windows 10

The Microsoft MakeCode App is located in the Microsoft App Store.

Installation

In the Windows 10 Search bar (usually next to your Start Button), type "Microsoft Store". In the search bar for the store app, type MakeCode. Select MakeCode for Adafruit.

Click the Install button for MakeCode for Adafruit. The app will install and you can then press the Launch button.

The introductory screens are identical to the web application.

 

The interface looks nearly identical to the web version but has a couple of differences noted on the next page.

This guide was first published on Oct 12, 2017. It was last updated on Oct 12, 2017. This page (MakeCode and Windows 10) was last updated on Jul 23, 2018.