V-Play 2.6.2 Release: Android Material Design, New Documentation

By Christian

The latest V-Play release, 2.6.2, adds many new features to the V-Play Apps components! You can also enjoy the new Online Documentation, which comes with a much better interface and sidebar navigation.

Here is a list of the V-Play Apps & Documentation changes:

New Android Material Design

With this release, your V-Play app will automatically use the latest Android Material Design Guidelines from Google. You get completely reworked internal rendering and components for Android, to make your app look native. There is also a new RippleMouseArea component, which you can use to add the “ripple effect” to your app on Android (on iOS a normal MouseArea is used).

V-Play Widgets

Improved Native Style

You also get many improvements on the existing V-Play Apps components like the new AppButton style or advanced ListView components. See the image below for an example ListView  and AppButton style on Android and iOS:

List Views

For a full list of the new V-Play Apps API reference, see here.

Get The Native App Demo

To test the new Material design and iOS improvements on your PC, just run the updated V-Play Sample Launcher. You can simulate the platform changes from a single desktop app, so you can test the look & feel of the sample apps easily:

Qt Mobile Platform Simulation on Desktop

To test on your iOS or Android device, download the V-Play Showcase App here.

Download V-Play Showcase App for iOS and Android

Note: on iOS the app is currently pending for app store submission, it will be live in about 7 days and you will receive an update about it.

New V-Play Documentation

If you are currently working on a game or app with V-Play, you will love this addition! We added a sidebar navigation to the documentation. This simplifies finding the best tutorial and documentation a lot:

V-Play Documentation Navigation

You can check out the new online documentation here: http://v-play.net/doc.

In the next few weeks, we’ll also roll out an index search that will make finding the right components even easier. Stay tuned. :)

Update instructions

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 2.6.2 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.

Now just select the Demo Apps link on the left or one of the game demos, and you can explore & copy the source code of the demos right from the Sample Launcher!

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