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Creating Cross-Platform C# Applications with Uno Platform

By : Matt Lacey, Marcel Alexander Wagner
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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)
Section 1: Getting to Know Uno Platform
Section 2: Writing and Developing Uno Platform Apps
Section 3: Test, Deploy, and Contribute

Chapter 1: Introducing Uno Platform

Uno Platform is a cross-platform, single-codebase solution for developing applications that run on various devices and operating systems. It does this while building on the rich heritage of Windows development APIs and tooling. This allows you to take the Windows app development skills you already have and use them to build apps for Android, iOS, macOS, WebAssembly, Linux, and others.

This book will be your guide to Uno Platform. It will show you how to use Uno Platform's functionality to build a variety of different applications that address real-world scenarios.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Understanding what Uno Platform is
  • Using Uno Platform
  • Setting up your development environment

By the end of this chapter, you'll understand why you'll want to use Uno Platform to develop apps, and the types of applications it's best suited to help you build. You'll also be able to set up your environment so that you're ready to start building apps when reading subsequent chapters in this book.