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 and Windows 11 machines.

The big advantage the Windows 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 10/11

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


In the Windows 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.

This guide was first published on Jul 23, 2018. It was last updated on Jun 12, 2024.

This page (MakeCode and Windows 10) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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