Microsoft shares data on growing for Floor Duo 2


Microsoft yesterday introduced its new Microsoft Floor Duo and is now inviting builders to start out constructing or enhancing apps for dual-screen gadgets.

The easiest way to start out is through the use of Jetpack Window Supervisor, in response to Man Merin, the senior director of engineering at Microsoft, in a weblog publish. It has a FoldingFeature class offering device-specific info so {that a} single code base can adapt to totally different dual-screen and foldable gadgets. 

“For app builders, the {hardware} variations won’t materially have an effect on the best way you design and construct dual-screen apps – the Jetpack Window Supervisor APIs will mechanically present the right info for every system,” Merin wrote. 

The brand new Floor Duo 2 has barely taller and narrower particular person panes and the hinge space is smaller. Additionally, the display decision adjustments at the moment are mirrored within the useful resource qualifiers that builders can use to load assets and layouts. 

The Floor Duo 2 Android emulator offers a whole dual-screen expertise for operating Android 11, simulating the hinge with a 3D modes view, supporting Jetpack Window Supervisor APIs for adaptive UI layouts, and extra. 

“The Floor Duo developer expertise staff all the time meets builders the place they’re at: our emulator and instruments run nice on Home windows, macOS, and Linux and we offer steerage and code samples throughout a variety of Android-supported platforms and languages,” Merin added. 


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