Windows App SDK is a software development kit that is designed for the development of native desktop applications for Windows 11 and Windows 10. Recently, Microsoft released the latest version of this app. Windows App SDK 1.2 is now available that supports the development of the widgets for the Windows 11 widget board and has several new features.
Windows App SDK 1.2 is now available
Microsoft has made several updates to the Windows App SDK 1.2 in order to improve platform reliability, stability, and performance so that you can create robust, powerful, applications for Windows. In a blog post, Gabby Bilka from Microsoft wrote:
We are excited to announce that Windows App SDK 1.2 is now available! With WinAppSDK 1.2 you can now create widgets for the Windows 11 widget board, use the most modern WinUI controls – including media playback & InfoBadge, and support HDR graphics through the DisplayInformation APIs among other additional features.
With the release of Windows App SDK 1.2, third-party developers can now create widgets for their packaged Win32 apps. They can also test the widgets developed by them on the Windows 11 widgets board through the Windows Insider Program.
Also, WinUI 2.8 has been updated to the latest version WinUI 3. This update includes the addition of the InfoBadge control, improvements to accessibility, and high contrast mode, as well as bug fixes across controls.
The latest Windows App SDK 1.2 also allows developers to add voice and video calling capabilities to their WunUI 3 applications that run on Windows.
With this new release, Microsft has also added support for Visual Studio Arm 64. Previously the apps developed on Windows Apps SDK run on Arm 64 but now, developers can natively develop applications with WinAppSDK on Arm64 devices.
Now, Windows Desktop Apps can support High Dynamic Range and Auto Color Management through the DisplayInformation class in WinAppSDK. Also, the developers can now use only one API to target version 1809 and later of Windows operating system.
There is more to know about Windows App SDK 1.2. The complete details are mentioned on microsoft.com.