Syncfusion Project Templates

3 Feb 2021 / 3 minutes to read

Syncfusion provides the Visual Studio Project Templates for the Syncfusion UWP platform to create Syncfusion UWP Applications.


The Syncfusion UWP project templates are available from v15.3.0.26.

Create Syncfusion UWP Application

The following steps help you to create the Syncfusion UWP Application through the Visual Studio Project Template.

Before use the Syncfusion UWP Project Template, check whether the UWP Extensions - Syncfusion installed or not in Visual Studio Extension Manager by clicking on the Tools -> Extensions and Updates -> Installed for Visual Studio 2017 or lower and for Visual Studio 2019 by clicking on the Extensions -> Manage Extensions -> Installed.

  1. To create a Syncfusion UWP project, follow either one of the options below:

    Option 1:
    Click Syncfusion Menu and choose Essential Studio for UWP > Create New Syncfusion Project… in Visual Studio.

    Choose Syncfusion Universal Windows Application from Visual Studio new project dialog via Syncfusion menu


    In Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu under Extension in Visual Studio menu.

    Option 2:
    Choose File > New > Project and navigate to Syncfusion > Windows Universal> Syncfusion Universal Windows Application in Visual Studio.

    Choose Syncfusion Universal Windows Application from Visual Studio new project dialog

  2. Name the Project and choose the destination location if required, then click OK.

  3. Then Project Configuration Wizard appears. Choose the options to configure the Syncfusion Universal Windows Platform application by using the following Project Configuration dialog.

    Project configurations:

    Language: Select the language, either Visual C# or Visual Basic.

    Reference Type: Select the reference type of UWP Project, either Assemblies or SDK.

    Target Version: Choose the Target Version of the UWP platform that your project is targeting. This sets the TargetPlatformVersion setting in your project file.

    Minimum Version: Choose the Minimum Version of the UWP platform that your project can work with. This sets the TargetPlatformMinVersion setting in your project file.

    Template Type: Select the template type of UWP Project, either Blank or Hamburger Menu or Hamburger Menu (MVVM).

    Components: Choose the required Syncfusion components to configure.

    Syncfusion UWP Project configuration wizard


    If SDK is chosen as the reference type, then all the Syncfusion UWP controls will be added. So, you no need to select any components.

  4. Once you click Create button, the Syncfusion UWP Application is created.

  5. Once the Project Configuration Wizard is done, the Syncfusion UWP Application is created with required SDK/references and pages.

    Syncfusion UWP Project created with SDK reference

  6. Then, Syncfusion licensing registration required message box will be shown as follow, if you are installed the trial setup or NuGet packages since Syncfusion introduced the licensing system from 2018 Volume 2 (v16.2.0.41) Essential Studio release. Please navigate to the help topic which is shown in the licensing message box to generate and register the Syncfusion license key to your project. Refer to this blog post for understanding the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.

    Syncfusion license registration required information dialog in Syncfusion UWP Project