Windows App SDK 1.2 toolkit released

Earlier this year, there was news that Microsoft planned to add third-party widget functionality to Win11, and now that news is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Recently, Microsoft released Windows App SDK 1.2, which adds support for creating application widgets on Win11 for the first time.

windows app sdk 1 2 toolkit released

For developers, with version 1.2 of the SDK, they will be able to create and test these widgets locally as long as the device's WIn11 version is 25217 or above.

Widget providers - Windows apps | Microsoft Learn

However, developers can only add widget support for some apps at this time and cannot publish apps with widgets to the store for other users to download and use.

But even so, this means that widgets, a feature that has not been very present in Win11, will soon take on a new luster in the hands of developers.

In addition to adding support for third-party widgets, the new SDK also adds support for displays with dynamic refresh rates, brings new media playback controls, adds support for HDR and automatic color management via the new DisplayInformation class, and tinkering support for .


Experimental release channel for the Windows App SDK - Windows apps | Microsoft Learn

Author: King
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