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C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

By : Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
Book Image

C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications

By: Mark J. Price, Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan

Overview of this book

C# is a widely used programming language, thanks to its easy learning curve, versatility, and support for modern paradigms. The language is used to create desktop apps, background services, web apps, and mobile apps. .NET Core is open source and compatible with Mac OS and Linux. There is no limit to what you can achieve with C# and .NET Core. This Learning Path begins with the basics of C# and object-oriented programming (OOP) and explores features of C#, such as tuples, pattern matching, and out variables. You will understand.NET Standard 2.0 class libraries and ASP.NET Core 2.0, and create professional websites, services, and applications. You will become familiar with mobile app development using Xamarin.Forms and learn to develop high-performing applications by writing optimized code with various profiling techniques. By the end of C# 7 and .NET: Designing Modern Cross-platform Applications, you will have all the knowledge required to build modern, cross-platform apps using C# and .NET. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development - Third Edition by Mark J. Price • C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 High Performance by Ovais Mehboob Ahmed Khan
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt
Designing Guidelines for .NET Core Application Performance

Chapter 12. Building Windows Apps Using XAML and Fluent Design

This chapter is about seeing what can be achieved with XAML when defining the user interface for a graphical app, in particular, for Universal Windows Platform (UWP). You will explore some of the new user interface features of Fluent Design, available in the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10.

In a single chapter, we will only be able to scratch the surface of everything that can be done with XAML and UWP. However, I hope to excite you into wanting to learn more about this cool technology and platform.

Think of this chapter as a whistle-stop tour of the coolest parts of XAML, UWP, and Fluent Design, including template-able controls, data binding, and animation!


Some important points about this chapter UWP apps are not cross-platform, but they are cross-device if those devices run a modern flavor of Windows. You will need Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 or later to create the examples in this...