1) Android N added support for Multi-Window. Hence, Samsung MultiWindow SDK is deprecated on those devices running on Android N (API Level 24) or higher.
In order to support Multi-Window on these OS versions, you must use the Android Multi-Window APIs in your application.
See the link below for more information about Android Multi-Window:
2) If you want to have MultiWindow support on Android N (API Level 24) and below, you must use both Android N Multi-Window APIs and Samsung MutliWindow SDK(ver 1.3.1 or higher) in your application.
MultiWindow SDK allows you to run multiple resizable applications simultaneously. You can add your application to the MultiWindow UI by declaring your application a MultiWindow application. Using MultiWindow user interface, users can run your application with other applications at the same time.
MultiWindow SDK supports Split Style, which divides screens equally, and Free Style, which enables the resizing of applications as desired.
MultiWindow SDK provides the following features:
Resize and Function
After entering recent app the user can execute split windows or press penwindow menu for launching penwindow.
An application registered to MultiWindow can run with other applications on Traybar, which is launched by long-pressing the back key. On Traybar, users can manage the applications of MultiWindow, start Paired Applications (or Paired Windows) or use other functions.
MultiWindow SDK provides you with a Multi-Instance environment to show several same applications at the same time.
You can create an icon on traybar for users to launch two applications simultaneously (Split style).
Users can use the MultiWindow Centerbar (displayed between applications) to resize applications. Without moving the Center bar, expand it to reveal the hidden buttons. Using the expanded buttons, users can change the positions of applications, switch the applications, or close them.
MultiWindow SDK has the following restrictions:
Runs only on Android devices that support MultiWindow
Devices with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16) or higher
Supports Note 3 model and later devices
A Paired Window allows you to create an icon on the Traybar and save the runtime environment and window size of two frequently used applications in Split Style mode. You can use this icon to access the saved runtime environment later.
Select Menu > Settings > MultiWindow or expand the quick panel to find the MultiWindow on/off toggle option in your Samsung Smart Device. If the MultiWindow setting is on, long-press the Back key. The MultiWindow Traybar is enabled and you can use MultiWindow.
Yes, it is possible, but in this case you cannot use any of the methods provided by the MultiWindow package. These methods include minimizeWindow, multiWindow, normalWindow, moveWindow, exitWindow, getRectInfo, getZoneInfo and stateChangeListeners.
Define the metadata below in your Android manifest file (AndroidManifest.xml).
<meta-data android:name="com.samsung.android.sdk.multiwindow.enable" android:value="true"/>
<meta-data android:name="android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER" android:value="true"/>
<meta-data android:name="com.sec.android.intent.category.MULTIWINDOW_LAUNCHER" android:value="true"/>
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Make running multiple applications at the same time possible with MultiWindow! Equally run applications in a split screen or freesize. Even get to customize how your device reacts by using the many features of the MultiWindow SDK. Watch the video and go to developer.samsung.com to download the SDK and sample application to try it for yourself!