- WinUI 3 Preview 1 has already been shipped, and it has support for Win32 applications and more platforms.
- The preview includes the SwapChainPanel control for superior graphics delivery with DirectX.
- Visit the Windows 10 page for more information on the applications for the operating system.
- The Microsoft Build 2020 page has many more updates and ideas. Be sure to check it out.
WinUI 3 Preview 1 has already been shipped, and it has support for Win32 applications and more platforms. The latest version of Microsoft’s user interface technology includes capabilities that make it more practical for a broader base of application developers.
New Features in WinUI 3 Preview 1
The previous version of the platform, Alpha, only supported Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications. As such, it was ideal for developing apps that scale seamlessly across a variety of Windows 10 devices.
For example, the platform supports UI design for the Xbox One console, HoloLens, and Windows 10 mobile.
So with the latest update desktop or Win32 apps have joined the list of WinUI compatible apps. Microsoft advertisement this at their Build 2020 event.
In addition to the aforementioned ability to use WinUI from desktop applications, Preview 1 will also support .NET 5 when run in this desktop context. Preview 1 is also the first WinUI 3 preview to include the SwapChainPanel control; this is the key for developers working with DirectX to provide a custom graphical representation as part of their user experience.
Additionally, WinUI 3 Preview 1 takes advantage of the fluidly designed user interface controls that come with WinUI v2.4. Microsoft said it also fixed a couple of flaws in the platform.
If you create programs using the .NET platform, you can now enjoy WinUI support for various .NET 5 interfaces.
All the enhancements coming to WinUI are critical to the successful implementation of Microsoft’s fluid design principles. The company wants to create consistency and simplicity through a common open design system across different platforms.
As you may have already noticed, Microsoft has been updating various elements of the Windows 10 user interface, including application icons, with a fluid layout. Hopefully it continues to empower developers with the tools they require to create interfaces that meet, if not exceed, user requirements.
However, the latest version of WinUI is in public preview.
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