If you work on Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.Forms or .NET MAUI, then think before you upgrade to Windows 11 on that machine. The reason being Android Emulator fails to start and seems many of them have already reported this issue via Windows Feedback and on other channels. I’m yet to find a solution to this issue. I updated to Windows 11 21H2 OS build 22000.100. And it’s currently running OS build 22000.194 (same as RTM version). The only possibility, for now, is to make use of a physical device. Thanks to Wi-Fi debugging.
With .NET 6 Preview 6 released on Jul 14, 2021, and now Preview 7 released on Aug 10, 2021, .NET MAUI progressed a lot with Workloads, Gestures, Clipping, Alerts, New Layouts, and mainly first-class support for Visual Studio 2022 (with Preview 3.x). But, there is a catch in here. NO item templates for Visual Studio for now :-(.
Update: This extension is now updated to support .NET MAUI Preview 10 with VS2022 Preview (17.1.0 Preview 1.0) IDE and .NET MAUI (Preview) Mobile Development workload installed. This can be downloaded and installed from the same link mentioned in this article.
Update: A more advanced all-in-one .NET MAUI App project template is now available to install. Check out this article for more details.
This article is kind of an update to the previous one to describe the use of Comet for .NET Mobile by James Clancey to debug the .NET MAUI project and it’s available as an extension to VS Code.
This cute little extension automates the build and debug into a simple action rather than manually configuring it as described in the previous post.
To get started, launch VS Code, open Extensions (Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+X), look for the Comet for .NET Mobile and get it installed.
Update: Completed sample of this article is now available in GitHub, can be accessed from .NET MAUI Samples
In the previous post, described how we can set up a Dev environment for playing with .NET MAUI and steps to create a new project from the template provided and then went on to build and run using .NET CLI.
And in this post, am going to detail how we can achieve build, run, attach the debugger and add breakpoints within Visual Studio Code. Will continue with the same TestApp project that we created earlier.
You might wonder whether you’ve read the title of this post correctly, yes, of course, .NET MAUI project template is now available from the .NET CLI toolset and VS IDE.
Both VS2019 and VS2022 for Windows are now provisioned with project templates for both Maui as well as Maui Blazor app models. Use VS2019 16.11 Preview 4.0 or VS2022 Preview 3.0 or later version to build the project.
And, users on macOS can continue to use VS Code for time being as Microsoft is doing a complete revamp of Visual Studio for Mac. Develop MAUI app in VS Code with Comet for .NET Mobile extension. For further details, read this article.
Update: A far more advanced all-in-one .NET MAUI App project template is now available to install. Check out this article for more details.
Have published a VS extension to install the item templates that target .NET MAUI Preview. To know more about it, take a look at this .NET MAUI – Templates for Visual Studio article.