Microsoft Open Source Windows 10 Calculator App
Microsoft has just announced the fully open source of the Windows 10 system pre-installed calculator application and related components under the MIT license agreement. In addition to providing all the source code for the project directly, Microsoft also released build systems, unit tests, product roadmaps, and even instructions on how to compile. In Microsoft’s words, open source helps improve the stability, compliance, and security of the calculator app, and the calculator app is better used by the community.
The calculator is a modern application (UWP) written by Microsoft in C++ that provides standards, science, programmer calculators, and conversion of weights and measures. Under normal circumstances, Microsoft officially provides updates to the calculator app on a regular basis, including new features and bug fixes.
- Standard Calculator functionality which offers basic operations and evaluates commands immediately as they are entered.
- Scientific Calculator functionality which offers expanded operations and evaluates commands using order of operations.
- Programmer Calculator functionality which offers common mathematical operations for developers including conversion between common bases.
- Calculation history and memory capabilities.
- Conversion between many units of measurement.
- Currency conversion based on data retrieved from Bing.
The Calculator App source code is available here.