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[UWP] [XBOX] Announcing the June 2016 Developer Preview release of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) on Xbox One

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  • June 2016 Developer Preview release of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) on Xbox One

    We are very pleased to announce that we have released an updated Developer Preview for UWP on Xbox One. This updated Developer Preview release includes many new features, updates to existing features and bug fixes. If you have already activated Developer Mode on your retail Xbox One console, you will get a System Update in the next day or so. If you've been waiting for a more stable preview build, now might be a good time to jump in!

    You can find out more details about what’s new in this developer preview here and we encourage you to read through the Known Issues.

    Here's a quick summary of things you should know:

    Mouse mode is now the default

    We strongly recommend you turn this off and optimize for directional controller navigation. Learn more

    A user must be signed to deploy with Visual Studio

    You will need to have a user signed in in order to deploy your app from Visual Studio.

    Extended UWP API surface area now functional on the console

    Many more APIs and features are now supported.

    Background music / audio

    You can now write apps that play music in the background while another experience is running.

    XAML improvements

    This release includes many XAML improvements including a focus rectangle styled for TV, Xbox sounds embedded in the XAML platform, better and improved embedded XAML X-Y (directional) navigation and more.


    Friday, June 17, 2016 1:12 AM
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