Build something amazing

If you’re already familiar with Kinect for Windows development, learn more about using the SDK and integrated tools to create innovative, interactive applications that recognize voice and gestures.

The right tools for the job

Make sure that you have the latest downloads and developer documentation to help streamline your development process and equip you with the right tools to create groundbreaking natural computing experiences that delight and engage your customers.

When the v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 release to the public later this year, you will be able to offer your Kinect v2 applications in the Windows Store, allowing you to reach more potential customers than ever, from businesses to consumers to other developers.

With the v2 sensor and SDK 2.0, developers can reach more users with a single, unified platform, and develop innovative computing experiences.

Source code samples

Select from a variety of source code samples that illustrate how you can build applications and experiences by using Kinect for Windows. Samples that include “Basics” in the title give you a quick overview of a feature. Other samples are more robust and can serve as a template for building your own Kinect for Windows-based apps.

View code samples

Download the SDK

The SDK 2.0 public preview delivers key features and enhancements that focus on better understanding humans, objects, and their environments.

Get the sensor

With the v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 public preview you can start developing applications for the Windows Store.

Visit the forums

Get help, share advice, and provide feedback about Kinect for Windows application development.