• by Thomas Cashman
  • 2019-10-31 12:00:00 +0000

mini2Dx 2.0.0 Alpha + More

New UI XML Format

We’ve just released mini2Dx 2.0.0-alpha.15 which contains a new XML format for UI thanks to Dan Dudley. Originally, we had planned on working on a new format in 2.1 but thanks to Dan’s massive contribution this will be part of 2.0.

The new format is much simpler and comes with an XML schema so that IDEs can auto-complete and validate your XML.

A sample of the new format can be found below. As always, follow the updating mini2Dx page to update your version.

<container xmlns="https://github.com/mini2Dx/mini2Dx">
		<div id="firstColumn" layout="xs-12 sm-10 sm-offset-1 md-3" style="">
			<label style="default" text="Label text"/>
		<div layout="xs-12 sm-10 sm-offset-2 md-3">
			<select id="select1" style="default">
				<option value="1">Option 1</option>
				<option value="2">Option 2</option>
				<option value="3">Option 3</option>
				<option value="4">Option 4</option>
		<div layout="xs-12 sm-10 sm-offset-2 md-3">
			<text-button id="button1" text="" style="default"/>
			<image-button id="button2" style="default">
		<div layout="xs-12 sm-10 sm-offset-2 md-3">
			<text-box id="textBox1" style="default"/>


We’re still working on minor fixes to support games consoles. Once we have a stable build running in January/February, we’ll transition 2.0 to beta. As mentioned before, the alpha version is considered stable for desktop and mobile platforms and the API is near-final.

We’re also working on a new website as part of 2.0 and hope to launch the new site during the beta. The new website will feature a whole new design with more documentation, tutorials and sample projects.

In the meantime, make sure to join our community on Discord!

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