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Blazor – All along the way – Hybrid Apps

This is the fourth article in the .NET MAUI – Blazor series and have provided links for the other 3 articles previously published.

This article primarily focuses on the Blazor Hybrid scenarios.

The reason is the potential of Blazor, the modern web UI stack based on Razor SDK and allows to work with C# language constructs which can be used across multiple frameworks with the introduction of BlazorWebView, now officially supported on .NET MAUI, classic Windows desktop application frameworks such as Windows Forms (WinForms) and WPF.

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Introducing Shared Class Library – Multi-target Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI from a single project

Very happy to announce the availability of the Shared Class Library project template, a library that targets both Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI from one single project.

We all know that .NET MAUI is an evolution of Xamarin.Forms targeting .NET 6 (as of this writing), a cross-platform UI stack (native UI) targeting the Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows platforms to complement the .NET toolchain (SDK & Workloads), and a single base class library (BCL).

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.NET MAUI hits GA – Stable Release – VS Install issue – Missing Xamarin.Forms templates

Much to the user’s delight, Microsoft released the stable version of .NET MAUI (General Availablity) a day before the start of its annual developer conference event, MSBuild.

The templates are out of the preview band with version # 6.0.312 and the package is now available to install from the NuGet.

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MVVM – Made Easy with Microsoft MVVM Toolkit – Part 2

This article is the second part of this MVVM – Made Easy series. The first part of this article, covering the basics, is linked here.

As seen in the first part, INotifyPropertyChanged (INPC) is the interface that defines the event which raises the notification whenever the value of the property gets changed.

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What’s New in .NET MAUI RC2

Yes, another RC in such a short span of two weeks’ time. A more polished version and most importantly Samsung Tizen joins the .NET MAUI bandwagon. And it seems one more RC to follow before the GA release later this month.

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MVVM – Made Easy with Microsoft MVVM Toolkit – Part 1

The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) is a software design pattern that is structured to separate program (business) logic and user interface controls. The main advantage is, that the program logic is fully unit-testable as it functions independently of the UI controls (loosely coupled). It is very popular among the developers of XAML-based UI frameworks such as WPF, UWP, Xamarin.Forms, .NET MAUI, WinUI, and even other 3rd Party frameworks such as Uno.

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All-in-One .NET MAUI App Project Template – What’s New

This is a follow-up article describing the new features added to the latest release that supports .NET MAUI RC1. For installation and options available in this template, a detailed article is linked here.

This release is now loaded with 4 new features:

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.NET MAUI Blazor Deep Dive Desktop Developer Mobile Web

.NET MAUI – RC1 – BlazorWebView – Streamlined

Yesterday, Apr 12, 2022, the first Release Candidate (RC) version of .NET MAUI got released with the freeze in API design surface before General Availability (GA) in May later this year. After multiple preview releases in the past 13 months, in fact, it all started with .NET 6 Preview 2 on Mar 11, 2021, and now reached the RC stage where it can be deployed to Production and backed by official go-live support policy.

Visual Studio 17.2.0 Preview 3.0 was also released with an updated Mobile Workload to support the same.

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All-in-One .NET MAUI App Project Template

Yes, you read the title right. One single template to rule the possible design pattern options. To celebrate the 20th Birthday of .NET in style, happy to announce the release of a unified .NET MAUI App project template (with short name mauiapp) published as both VS extension & CLI template package so as to benefit the users on both Windows and macOS. And this is also accessible from within Visual Studio IDE.

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Happy Birthday, .NET!!!

Yesterday, 14 Feb, .NET celebrated its birthday completing 20 years in the industry. A fantastic product to work with and an amazing community to engage with. Available to run on various form factors ranging from most-used ones (such as desktop, mobile, tablet, wearable) to IoT, HoloLens, Dual-screen devices.

Rightly tagged as Free. Cross-platform. Open-source. A developer platform for building all your apps.