Microsoft has made its Windows Calculator app open source

Written 1 week ago by IanDorfman

Have you ever used the calculator app built into Windows and thought "I wonder what the source code for this is like?" If so, this news is for you!

Microsoft has announced that its Calculator app, which has long been a staple of its line of Windows operating systems, is now open source software. Calculator's code is now available on GitHub.

Microsoft stated in the announcement post that its goal with making the Small Windows Calculator iconWindows Calculator app open source is "to build an even better user experience in partnership with the community," and that the company is "encouraging your fresh perspectives and increased participation to help define the future of Calculator."

In addition to that reasoning, Microsoft states that reviewing Calculator's code will help developers better understand Microsoft's development technologies and Fluent Design user interface basics.

Further coverage:
Windows Developer Blog
The Verge