The widget board is a component of Windows 11 that appears over the desktop when a user clicks the taskbar icon or selects ⊞ Win+ W containing a grid of adaptive cards with text, images, and actions related to your app.
J.P. Roca shows you how to create a Widget for your app in order to improve engagement with Windows 11 users, along with a few quick demos showing what Widgets can do.
In this episode:
- 00:00 J.P. Roca, PM for Widgets at Microsoft, shows the Widget board and what Widgets can do.
- 01:04 The three high-level steps needed to create a Widget for your desktop app (Design the Widget card, Implement the communication interface, Register your Widget).
- 01:34 The six methods used to communicate between the Widget board UI and your desktop app (Create, Delete, OnAction, OnChanged, Activate, Deactive).
- 02:20 Creating the UI for your app’s Widget using the Adaptive Cards Designer.
- 03:04 Implementing the six communication methods with Widget interface in your C# app project using Visual Studio.
- 04:25 Registering your Widget using the Appx Manifest.
- 05:17 Testing your Widget by deploying it to the Widget board.
- 06:15 Learn more in the documentation at https://aka.ms/widgetdevdocs or share feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org