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Creating Cross-Platform C# Applications with Uno Platform

By : Matt Lacey, Marcel Alexander Wagner
Book Image

Creating Cross-Platform C# Applications with Uno Platform

By: Matt Lacey, Marcel Alexander Wagner

Overview of this book

Developers are increasingly being asked to build native applications that run on multiple operating systems and in the browser. In the past, this would have meant learning new technologies and making multiple copies of an application. But the Uno Platform allows you to use tools, languages, and APIs you already know from building Windows apps to develop apps that can also run on other platforms. This book will help you to create customer-facing as well as line-of-business apps that can be used on the device, browser, or operating system of your choice. This practical guide enables developers to put their C# and XAML knowledge to work by writing cross-platform apps using the Uno Platform. Packed with tips and practical examples, this book will help you to build applications for common scenarios. You'll begin by learning about the Uno Platform through step-by-step explanations of essential concepts, before moving on to creating cross-platform apps for different lines of business. Throughout this book, you'll work with examples that will teach you how to combine your existing knowledge to manage common development environments and implement frequently needed functionality. By the end of this Uno development book, you will have learned how to write your own cross-platform apps with the Uno Platform and use additional tools and libraries to speed up your app development process.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Section 1: Getting to Know Uno Platform
4
Section 2: Writing and Developing Uno Platform Apps
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Section 3: Test, Deploy, and Contribute

Engaging with the Uno Platform community

That Uno Platform is an open source project is part of its appeal for many people. Like many open source projects, a core team helps lead a community of contributors. It's this broad community that you can look to for information, help, and become a part of.

Sources of information

Beyond this book (obviously!), the central place to go for information is the official website at the following URL: https://platform.uno/. On the website, you'll find documentation, guides, samples, and a blog. Subscribing to the blog is an excellent way of keeping up with all future announcements, as is following the official Twitter account at the following URL: https://twitter.com/unoplatform.

The official website also includes information on topics beyond the scope of this book, such as using Uno Platform to target Windows 7 or on Linux (see https://platform.uno/uno-platform-for-linux/).

The official website is chock full of information,...