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tiles-session is a simple graphical session with basic window management functionality.


Build with tiles-session

Make sure //src/session/examples/tiles-session:packages to your gn build args, e.g:

fx set <product>.<board> --with //src/session/examples/tiles-session:packages

Launch tiles-session

ffx session launch fuchsia-pkg://

Add your view

ffx session add fuchsia-pkg://

Current limitations

TODO( update the following as features are added, and delete when fully-featured. Only one view is supported. Adding an additional view replaces the existing one.

Use cases

tile-session fills a few roles in the Fuchsia ecosystem:

  • educational: explain workings of a simple yet fully-functional session
  • testing: reliable basis for integration tests
  • development: support development by teams such as Input, Scenic, etc.
    • inspect
    • expose APIs for tests to query various conditions



There is a design tension between simplicity and featurefulness. Making this an accessible example requires simplicity. On the other hand, supporting test/dev use cases requires extra features and hence extra complexity. We aim for a balance.

As much as possible, the code for test/dev features should be encapsulated such that they don't confuse the reader who is just trying to gains an understanding of how a session works. The place(s) where this code is plugged in to the basic session should be clearly marked as rabbit holes that the reader may wish to avoid falling into.


The tiles session consists of two components, one of which contains a Rust binary which implements the behavior of the session, and another which integrates a number of non-example components (e.g. element_manager and scene_manager) and establishes capability routing between the session component and these others.