What you need to know
- The latest version of Microsoft News for Windows 10 presents a more responsive design.
- Taking advantage of an update of the Windows UI 2.1 framework, the design now reacts smoothly when resizing the window.  This experience is now available with the latest version of Microsoft News.
The next time you start the Microsoft News application on your PC, you may notice that it feels a bit more fluid. In the latest update of the application, it is now built in Windows UI Library version 2.1, which brings a new feature that makes the design performance much more uniform by adjusting the window size.
@Microsoft News Windows 10 App with @WindowsUI 2.1 is in public! The use of the new #WinUI API gives the application fantastic retransmission performance. #WinUI #UWP #MicrosoftNews pic.twitter.com/gpIStooCQG
– Thai Nguyen (@nqtspinner) September 12, 2019
The Interface Library Windows user is a set of open source controls and user interface elements that applications can take advantage of in Windows 10. Version 2.1, which was available earlier this year, was shipped with a new feature called "ItemsRepeater" which is designed to make collection experiences, like the ones you see in Microsoft News, more effective. From the release notes:
Unlike ListView, ItemsRepeater does not provide a comprehensive end-user experience: it does not have a default user interface and does not provide a policy on user focus, selection or interaction. Instead, it is a basic component that you can use to create your own unique experiences based on custom collections and controls. It is compatible with the creation of richer and better performance experiences.
While the explanation of how it works is important primarily for developers who use the Windows User Interface Library, the end result is an application that should be much more fluid in action.
Thanks to Mark N. for the advice!
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