Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Apr 2014 22:07 UTC
General Development

This project is actively developed by the WinJS developers working for Microsoft Open Technologies, in collaboration with the community of open source developers. Together we are dedicated to creating the best possible solution for HTML/JS/CSS application development.

Another bit of Build news: WinJS has been released under the Apache 2.0 license.

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impressive, but currently IE only
by testadura on Thu 3rd Apr 2014 07:20 UTC
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Have been looking at the page where you can try all components and I must admit I'm impressed. Finally a decent GUI toolkit for the web.
Only downside is that a lot of controls are IE only.

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l3v1 Member since:

Only downside is that a lot of controls are IE only.

I haven't tried it, but that sounds like a pretty big downside - big enough for me not to consider using it for anything.

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PhilPotter Member since:

As far as I'm concerned if some of the UI controls are IE only then this is not "for the web" in the open sense of the word.

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Nelson Member since:

If something displays in IE only open an issue about it so that it can be fixed.

Obviously they're not going to open source a framework intended to be IE only.

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jockm Member since:

I just went though the majority of the examples on the playground using Chrome on the mac and I didn't see any that didn't work. Can you tell me which ones failed for you?

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testadura Member since:

Well, it seems I was a bit too early in my judgement. The bulk of them work in Chrome, although some of them are IE only.

See this issue list for more info:

But open sourcing it, will definitely make support on other browser better.

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