Microsoft is bringing Windows 10’s Fluent Design to Win32 apps

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Fluent Design in Windows 10
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Today at Build 2018 developer conference, Microsoft announced
new improvements for Windows 10’s Fluent Design System. The
company’s Fluent Design is coming to Win32 applications, and
Microsoft is also allowing developers to create UWP apps
regardless of which UI stack they use.

“With UWP XAML Islands, you can access the more capable,
flexible, powerful XAML controls regardless which UI stack you
use—whether it’s Windows Forms, WPF, or native Win32,” Joe
Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Windows said in a blog
post.

While the blog post doesn’t really detail the integration, but
Microsoft is expected to demonstrate the Fluent Design and
Win32 apps integration tomorrow.

Microsoft announced the Fluent Design language for Windows 10
at Build 2017 developer conference. While the new design
language is evolving at a slower rate than users expected
it to, it is still getting better with every new release of the
operating system. The
Windows 10 April 2018 Update itself brought some
substantial improvements in this regard in key areas of the
operating system.

Microsoft Fluent Design
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

The applications with Fluent Design focuses on motion, depth,
and translucency effect. Microsoft is proud of the Fluent
Design and the company is slowly bringing it to the first-party
apps and the core elements of Windows 10 such as Start Menu.
The Redstone 5 could be the release that would finally push
this makeover one step forward. Speaking of Fluent Design in
Start menu, there is now acrylic effect, and the reveal effect
is now also noticeable in the app list.

Fluent Design is evolving, the Acrylic and reveal effects are
available across the operating system including the core
Windows 10 apps and elements such as Start menu, Taskbar and
Action Center. It is also worth noting that the Fluent Design
is not just limited to Windows 10 desktop as Xbox platform is
also a part of Microsoft’s push for a modern UI.

The Fluent Design was once also supposed to be a part of
Windows 10 Mobile, and Groove Music was one of the first apps
to support the blur effect. The Fluent Design could play a
bigger rule in Windows
Core OS, a modular version of the operating system, and
needless to say, Fluent Design treatment includes much more
than just blur effects.



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