Create your own widgets with the Windows App SDK 1.2.

Microsoft has announced the release of its latest Windows App SDK 1.2, allowing developers and enthusiasts to create widgets for the Windows 11 Widget Bar using the latest WinUI controls. These include media playback and InfoBadge, as well as support for HDR graphics via the DisplayInformation API, among other additional features, according to Microsoft. The Windows App SDK provides a unified set of APIs and tools specifically designed to help you build powerful windows and desktop applications.

“These APIs and tools can be used in a consistent manner by any C++ Win32 or C# .NET application across a wide range of target Windows OS versions. WinAppSDK is constantly updated with frequent, OSindependent releases and supports the latest innovations in Windows app development, including .NET and Visual Studio.”

Windows Apps SDK 1.2

“With the launch of Windows 11, we introduced a widget board with content created by Windows. Widgets provide a quick view of important information with a single tap from the taskbar or a swipe from the left side of the touch screen, and populate with applications currently installed on the device.

Now, with the release of Windows App SDK 1.2, we’re excited to make this feature available to thirdparty developers so they can build widgets for their packaged Win32 apps and test them locally on the Windows 11 Widget Board through our Windows Insider Program. By creating widgets for your applications, your customers can easily and seamlessly stay up to date with the information that matters to them.

To get started using the Windows App SDK, see Get started with the Windows App SDK to set up your development environment and learn more about the features included in this release. If you want to get started building your first WinUI 3 desktop app right away, start with our tutorial or check out our Learn Live session released at Build 2022.”

For more information on the latest Windows App SDK 1.2 and download. Go to the official Microsoft website by clicking on the link below.

Source: Microsoft

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