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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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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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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 – 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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.NET MAUI – Blazor – Interop

This is Part 2 in the multi-part series of .NET MAUI – Blazor articles.

In Part 1, we’ve seen an introduction on how to make use of BlazorWebView in the .NET MAUI app.

Part 3 of this series is on the streamlined process of registering the dependencies for BlazorWebView from .NET MAUI RC1 release.

Since it is implemented as a View, it’s possible to share data between .NET MAUI and Blazor and that’s the takeaway of this article. Along with that, the core logic is now abstracted as Razor Class Library (RCL), Dependency Injection, and Component routing for Navigation.

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.NET MAUI – Blazor – Getting Started

This is Part 1 in the multi-part series of .NET MAUI – Blazor articles.

Part 2 on abstracting core logic as Razor Class Library (RCL), Component Navigation, and Sharing AppState between .NET MAUI and Blazor is now published. Click here to read the article.

Part 3 of this series on the streamlined process of registering the dependencies for BlazorWebView from .NET MAUI RC1 release is now published. Click here to read the article.

.NET MAUI, Multi-platform App UI, a framework to develop high-performant, cross-platform, native mobile and desktop applications for Android, iOS, macOS (via Mac Catalyst), and Windows from a single codebase.

And Blazor, a framework for full-stack web development with C# and Razor.

When these two modern technologies come together, then it’s certainly a delight for the .NET developers as it paves the way to leverage the skills they’re already familiar with.

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.NET MAUI – What’s New in Preview 8

In the previous article, we’ve seen how to install/update the prerequisites that are necessary to work with .NET MAUI Preview 8 application.

In this article, we’re going to see the changes that got newly introduced as part of this preview and what’s changed from the earlier ones.

The most important thing is now WinUI artifacts, targeting the Windows platform, are now part of the Single project, the original design goal of .NET MAUI. Yes, one single project for all 4 presently supported target platforms. WinUI works on top of WindowsAppSDK, rebranded from Project Reunion, 1.0 (experimental) version.