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Apps and Services with .NET 7

By : Mark J. Price
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Apps and Services with .NET 7

By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

Apps and Services with .NET 7 is for .NET 6 and .NET 7 developers who want to kick their C# and .NET understanding up a gear by learning the practical skills and knowledge they need to build real-world applications and services. It covers specialized libraries that will help you monitor and improve performance, secure your data and applications, and internationalize your code and apps. With chapters that put a variety of technologies into practice, including Web API, OData, gRPC, GraphQL, SignalR, and Azure Functions, this book will give you a broader scope of knowledge than other books that often focus on only a handful of .NET technologies. It covers the latest developments, libraries, and technologies that will help keep you up to date. You’ll also leverage .NET MAUI to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as desktop apps for Windows and macOS.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Building Mobile and Desktop Apps Using .NET MAUI

This chapter is about learning how to make graphical user interface (GUI) apps by building a cross-platform mobile and desktop app for iOS and Android, macOS Catalyst, and Windows using .NET MAUI (Multi-platform App UI).

You will see how eXtensible Application Markup Language (XAML) makes it easy to define the user interface for a graphical app.

Cross-platform GUI development cannot be learned in a single chapter, but like web development, it is so important that I want to introduce you to some of what is possible. Think of this chapter as an introduction that will give you a taste to inspire you, and then you can learn more from a book dedicated to mobile or desktop development.

The app will allow the listing and management of customers in the Northwind database. The mobile app that you create will call an ASP.NET Core Minimal APIs web service.

Either a Windows computer with Visual Studio 2022 for Windows version 17...