Surface Duo Blog

Dual-screen developer tools recap

Hello dual-screen developers, Each week we cover a different aspect of dual-screen development, but with so much happening it’s difficult to cover ALL of the platforms that support the Microsoft Surface Duo. This post is a quick run-down of all the different tools and platforms that developers can use to create dual-screen ...

Ask the Experts at Microsoft Build

Hello developers! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Microsoft Build this week. There was a lot of amazing announcements across the company, but for the Surface Duo Developer Experience team the highlight was sharing the latest info on building and enhancing your apps for dual-screens, and “meeting” everyone who attended the...

Surface Duo at Microsoft Build

Hello developers! Microsoft Build starts today with a keynote by Satya Nadella. The session catalog includes several Microsoft Surface sessions for developers looking to enhance their mobile applications for Surface Duo. Join the Surface Duo Developer Experience team in a mix of live and on-demand sessions that will help you build amazing ...

Creating beautiful dual-screen Xamarin.Forms apps

Hello .NET developers! The blog has previously featured tips for bringing Xamarin apps to Surface Duo and Microsoft Learn training to help enhance Xamarin apps. In this post we’ll discuss changes to animated layouts in a Xamarin.Forms app to adapt them for Microsoft Surface Duo. Adapt a design for Xamarin The sample project ...

Join us live on Twitch (and YouTube)

Hello dual-screen and foldable device developers, Those of you following us on Twitter will have noticed in recent weeks that we’ve been inviting you to join a livestream each Friday (11am Pacific; 2pm Eastern; 8pm in Europe). We just recently celebrated 12 episodes over the past three months! If you haven’t joined us yet...

Xamarin.Forms 5.0 on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello Xamarin developers, Today Craig and I joined The Launch Space, a live stream from Microsoft Learn, to talk about developing dual-screen apps for Surface Duo using Xamarin. This topic has been covered in the blog before, but there are some new features to talk about with the release of Xamarin.Forms 5.0. You can watch the ...

Bringing Sketch 360 to Microsoft Surface Duo

My inspiration Back in 2018, I came up with a way of using a Microsoft Surface to create 360 panoramic sketches and the Microsoft Garage encouraged me to release it as an app, Sketch 360. I created Sketch 360 because I wanted to develop a tool to help me create these immersive sketches more quickly. Because they are sketches from a ...

Microsoft Surface Duo developer training now on Microsoft Learn

Hello Xamarin developers, This week we have added a new module to the Customize and add advanced features to Xamarin.Forms apps learning path on Microsoft Learn to help developers build apps for Surface Duo. Learn how to build apps for Surface Duo The new module is called Build dual-screen Xamarin.Forms apps by using ...

Surface Duo at Microsoft Build

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers! Today at Microsoft Build we shared a session covering how to take advantage of the dual screen device, Surface Duo using Xamarin and C#. You can watch the recording below: Video: Microsoft Build 2020 on YouTube Existing Android™ apps run without modification on the Surface Duo, but there...

Bring your Xamarin apps to Surface Duo

Xamarin developers can build and test dual-screen apps for the Surface Duo, using the available emulator and SDKs available via NuGet. The hinge angle and display mask can be queried to adapt your screen layouts, and there is a TwoPaneView Xamarin.Forms control that helps build responsive app designs that work on all device types.