third-party widgets on the way

With Windows 11, Microsoft zipped live tiles from Windows 10 and introduced widgets through a dedicated panel. The purpose remains to display dynamic information on the Windows desktop.

The Windows 11 Widgets panel – or pane – is a sort of evolution of the “News and Interests” functionality of the Windows 10 taskbar which is optional. However, Windows 10 is not entitled to the same panel.

For the moment, these are widgets published by Microsoft. In the future, the Redmond group clearly intends to allow third-party widgets for Windows 11. Several clues pointed in this direction, and a document intended for developers now attests to it.

Towards a more useful Widgets panel

Shared on Twitter, screenshots evoke the publication of third-party widgets for the Microsoft Store which will therefore – logically – be the means chosen to distribute and install them, like an application.

Third-party widgets will be designed using platform-independent adaptive cards and integrated into the Widgets functionality. Unsurprisingly, a point underlined is a low consumption of resources (CPU and memory).

Developers should also have the ability to create web widgets, presumably for use in Microsoft Edge. To see how all this will take shape and if the developers will follow to give more interest to the widgets of Windows 11.

Source: GNT – actualités by

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