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What’s New in V-Play 2.7.1? – IDE Improvements, More Code Snippets and Updated Documentation

By Michael

V-Play 2.7.1 is here and it makes it easier than ever for you to make your apps and games. The most recent update to V-Play includes features such as map-based app demos, the brand new Level Editor and improved app styling.

Besides these major additions, there have been a number of other updates that you should check out. You can now enjoy improved online documentation, more code snippets for V-Play Apps, and you can make apps and games even faster than before.

Update now to the latest version of V-Play and take advantage of all the latest upgrades!

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Make Apps or Games in Minutes!

It’s now easier than ever to start making apps and games with V-Play. Just open up your Qt Creator, and choose whether you want to make apps or games from the “Getting Started” screen. This will bring you to the brand new V-Play Game Playground or V-Play App Playground. These Playgrounds provide you with an easy-to-follow introduction to coding apps and games with V-Play, all from inside Qt Creator.

getting started screen

A new empty project will appear, tailored to your selection. You can then follow along with a starter tutorial for making either apps or games.

You’ll also find a new button on the Welcome Screen of Qt Creator that allows you to start the V-Play Sample Launcher. It’s never been simpler to view app and game examples and source code with V-Play.

New Code Snippets for V-Play Apps!

With the announcement of V-Play 2.7.1, a number of new code snippets have been released to help you make cross-platform apps.

There are new code snippets to improve the styling of the Listview component so you can now make a Listview cell swipable as well as add and remove rows dynamically from a Listview.

The new code snippets show you how to customize the Navigation component by hiding the navigation bar on specific pages or add a custom title item.

Hide the Navigation Bar
 

You can also use code snippets to add logic to your applications using JavaScript. Find out how to read and parse JSON files, how to read and parse XML files and how to save to a local database.

Map-based apps are now supported with V-Play 2.7.1 and there are a couple of examples to help you integrate this brand new feature into your cross-platform app. Learn how to display a map, how to include markers on your map and how to show your user’s position.

There have also been some styling improvements with the latest version of V-Play and a code snippet to show you how to add a blur effect to an image.

View and Use V-Play Apps Source Code!

With V-Play 2.7.1, you can access the source code for V-Play’s app examples in a number of ways. You can now find the V-Play Apps examples in the Examples section of the Qt Creator. This makes it even easier than before to start making your own cross-platform apps.

You can also launch and view the source code of V-Play Apps examples from the Sample Launcher. The app examples now have their own dedicated section so make sure to check out the V-Play Sample Launcher to view the source code of all the V-Play Demo Apps.

app demos in sl

You can use these sample apps as the source code for your own apps and speed up your own development process.

Improved Online Documentation!

The V-Play documentation has a new look that includes separate sections for app and game development as well as updated side navigation. So it’s now easier than ever to find what you’re looking for.

The new main page shows all of the platforms supported by V-Play as well as an overview of the documentation for game development, app development, and V-Play plugins. You can now find exactly what you need by looking under separate headings for tutorials or examples & demos.

The game and app development documentation also have a new look with sidebar navigation making it as simple as possible to find tutorials and examples.

How to Update

Test out these new features by following these steps:
Step 1

Open the V-Play SDK Maintenance Tool in your V-Play SDK directory. Choose “Update components” and finish the update process to get V-Play 2.7.1 as described in the update guide.

If you haven’t installed V-Play yet, you can do so now with the latest installer from here.

Step 2

The V-Play Sample Launcher allows you to quickly test and run all the open-source examples and demo apps & games that come with the V-Play SDK, from a single desktop application.

After installing the V-Play SDK, you can start the V-Play Sample Launcher from the application shortcut in your V-Play SDK directory.

You can now explore & copy the source code of the demos right from the Sample Launcher!

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