The arrival of Home windows 11 Preview Construct 25217 to the Dev Channel offers Insiders new attention-grabbing options to attempt, and the largest of them is the assist for Third social gathering widgets utilizing the WinAppSDK 1.2 preview.
The assist for third-party widgets will enable builders to create widgets for packaged Win32 apps they’ve and add them to the Widgets board if their PCs are in Developer Mode. Nonetheless, word that there are limitations to this function. Since it is just in preview, third-party widgets can solely be examined domestically. This implies builders who wish to use this function wouldn’t have the ability to checklist widget-supported apps on the Microsoft Retailer but. On a constructive word, Microsoft mentioned that customers of the launched variations of Home windows 11 may begin getting third-party widgets via the Microsoft Retailer for shipped variations of their app as quickly because the WinAppSDK 1.2 GA releases. Moreover, the corporate guarantees that the long run Microsoft Edge launch will embody assist for third-party PWA widgets.
The construct additionally contains improved built-in search and cloud options in Simplified Chinese language IME to assist customers “simply kind contemporary, sizzling, and well-liked phrases.”
“The cloud suggestion provides probably the most related phrase from Bing to the IME candidate window,” defined Microsoft. “The built-in search suggestion offers you extra options which might be just like what you see in Bing search web page. You’ll be able to both insert a suggestion as textual content or search it instantly in Bing.”
One other addition to the announcement contains the rollout of the brand new Tamil Anjal keyboard to all Home windows Insiders within the Dev Channel, whereas the contact keyboard setting (the brand new dropdown menu with 3 choices changing the “Present the contact keyboard when there’s no keyboard hooked up” checkbox) that was rolled out in Construct 25188 is eliminated on this launch. “We hope to deliver this function again sooner or later after additional refinement of the design,” Microsoft famous. “As we’ve talked about beforehand, options we check out within the Dev or Beta Channels might not all the time ship.”
However, whereas not included within the Home windows 11 Preview Construct 25217, Microsoft shared that the rollout of the Model 22209 replace of the Microsoft Retailer has begun. On this enchancment, it’ll now be simpler to see the supply of a particular recreation as a result of new “accessible with Recreation Go” and worth labels that will probably be added. The button design can be up to date, and a brand new part will additional assist you to grasp extra particulars concerning the inclusions of the subscription.
Microsoft additionally launched a “sneak preview launch” of a brand new function being examined on Groups Chat in Home windows 11. In keeping with the corporate, solely a small subset of customers are granted the privilege of getting it, however it’s anticipated to be extensively accessible within the coming months. If you’re a part of the fortunate ones chosen, you may open Chat out of your taskbar, and you’ll instantly see a preview of your individual video alongside “varied methods you may join together with your folks.”
As normal, the preview construct comes with a handful of fixes for various sections of Home windows 11.