Microsoft has introduced the discharge of the newest model of Home windows Group Toolkit, which is a group of capabilities, controls, and app providers that show frequent developer duties for constructing apps in Home windows 10 and 11.
In accordance with the corporate, this Home windows Group Toolkit v8.0 is a whole rework of the toolkit. Beforehand, there have been two separate branches for the toolkit: WinUI 3 and WindowsAppSDK. These branches had totally different namespaces, bundle identities, and codebases. The rework brings every little thing right into a single namespace, which allows Microsoft to focus on a number of platforms from one codebase, making improvement and maintainance a lot simpler.
On account of the rework, there are some older options not migrated over. These embrace AdaptiveGridView, DataGrid (which is now its personal venture), DropShadowPanel, Expander (now a part of WinUI), InAppNotification, MarkdownTextBlock, and extra. A full checklist of eliminated options is on the market right here.
Regardless of the lengthy checklist of removals, v8.0 additionally contains many new options. The Toolkit Gallery that shows samples and documentation has additionally been up to date to function a extra fashionable design. The corporate additionally added new samples and reworked a few of the current ones to make them simpler to grasp.
A brand new bundle referred to as Sizers features a management for making different controls resizable. For instance, you could possibly use it to create an expanded view of NavigationView or use Expander to make a pop-out drawer.
There may be one other new management referred to as Segmented that may mean you can present customers choices in your software, corresponding to setting filters or altering a view.