What's New in the Windows Developer Docs in August 2018
The Windows Developer Documentation is constantly being updated with information on new features available to developers across the Windows platform. The following feature overviews, developer guidance, and videos have been made available in the month of August.
The following features have been added to the Windows Insider Preview builds, available through the Windows Insider program.
The Windows UI Library is a set of NuGet packages that provide controls and other user interfact elements for UWP apps. These packages are also compatable with earlier versions of Windows 10, so your app works even if your users don't have the latest OS version.
DropDownButton, SplitButton, and ToggleSplitButton provide button controls with specialized features to enhance your app's user experience.
NavigationView now supports Top navigation, for cases in which your app has a smaller number of navigation options and require more space for your app's content.
TreeView has been enhanced to support data binding, item templates, and dragon and drop.
Package Support Framework
The package support framework is an open source kit that helps you apply fixes to your win32 application when you don’t have access to the source code, so that it can run in an MSIX container.
To learn more, see Apply runtime fixes to an MSIX package by using the Package Support Framework.
Web API extensions
C++/WinRT Code examples
We've added 250 C++/WinRT code snippets to topics in our docs, accompanying existing C++/CX code examples.
The Project Rome docs site has been reorganized into a feature-first approach. This should make it easier for developers to find what they're looking for, and to implement features of their choice across multiple platforms.
Xbox Live Unity plugin
The Xbox Live plugin for Unity contains support for adding Xbox Live signing, stats, friends lists, cloud storage, and leaderboards to your title. Watch the video to learn more, then download the GitHub package to get started.
One Dev Question
In the One Dev Question video series, longtime Microsoft developers cover a series of questions about Windows development, team culture, and history. Here's the latest questions that we've answered!