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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

Displaying charts with controls from SyncFusion

SyncFusion is a company that makes UI components for web, desktop, and mobile development. Their Uno Platform controls are in the beta state at the time of writing and are free to use during this preview period via their community license ( Many different chart types are available, but we'll use a line chart to create a page like the one shown in Figure 6.1. The chart is displayed along with some arrows that provide some general trend data so that the person viewing them has an at-a-glance summary of the data. Imagine them representing how the data compares to the same day in the previous week, month, and year:

Figure 6.1 – Finance information including a graph from SyncFusion

Updating references to include the SyncFusion controls

The beta version of the SyncFusion Uno chart controls is available with the full source code on GitHub:

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