Microsoft Announces The Release Preview Of WinJS 4.0


Microsoft today announced the release preview of The Windows Library for JavaScript 4.0 (WinJS 4.0). This release enables universal apps, allows developers to use AngularJS, improved ListView and more.

For this latest release, community feedback and contributions guided them to focus our efforts on a few critical areas:

  • Enabling universal experiences – Your customers desire apps that work wherever they do: phones, tablets, PCs, or even the living room TV. Device form factors are constantly evolving to meet people’s needs: users now plug keyboards into tablets to get work done, connect phones to televisions to sit back and browse content, and so forth. WinJS controls make it easy to create responsive apps that not only work across all screen sizes, but with all input methods as well. WinJS controls help you tailor your experience to each device and form factor, so you can focus on making your app great.
  • Playing well with others – WinJS is designed for interoperability. We believe you should use WinJS and your favorite JS frameworks together, whatever they may be. The AngularJS – WinJS wrapper we now provide allows you to use WinJS seamlessly in your Angular projects.
  • Industrial strength ListView– WinJS bolsters your app development with best-in-class controls that don’t cut corners. Our ListView implementation has native performance and supports an extensive set of app scenarios. We’ve continued to add value with new  features like striping, headers and footers, and improved selection.

You can start using WinJS 4.0 Preview today via your favorite package manager (Bower, npm, or NuGet), via CDN reference, by downloading a zip from our website, or by cloning the repository to build your own copy off GitHub.

Read more about it here.