WinJS 4.0 Now a Preview
The last time Microsoft updated WinJS was the version 3.0 release in September 2014. That version "focused on ensuring cross-browser compatibility," according to a note on the Windows blog. Version 4.0, currently in preview, is focused on the following:
- Universal experiences: UI controls will scale or translate among various devices without having to go through signifcant rewrites.
- Addition of controls: ContentDialog, SplitView, AutoSuggestBox and ToolBar controls are now available; Hub and Pivot controls and other controls are updated.
- AngularJS Support: An AngularJS-WinJS wrapper allows WinJS-originated code to be used in AngularJS projects.
- ListView Improvements: "ListView is a signature control for WinJS," according to the Windows blog. As such, its capabilities have been streamlined to work almost identically from mouse- to touch-enable device: multi-selection, lists in alternating stripes, progressive loading of elements in a list, to name a few.
Improvements with ListView is just one of several that are part of the Windows 10 look-and-feel improvements. A full list of those features, as well as the WinJS 4.0 preview itself, can be downloaded from GitHub.
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