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Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

By : Alvin Ashcraft
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Book Image

Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

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By: Alvin Ashcraft

Overview of this book

WinUI 3 takes a whole new approach to delivering Windows UI components and controls and has the ability to deliver the same features across multiple versions of Windows. Learn WinUI 3 is a comprehensive introduction to WinUI and Windows apps for anyone who is new to WinUI and XAML applications. This updated second edition begins by helping you get to grips with the latest features in WinUI and shows you how XAML is used in UI development. The next set of chapters will help you set up a new Visual Studio environment, develop a new desktop project, incorporate the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern in a WinUI project, and develop unit tests for ViewModel commands. Next, you’ll cover the basics of data access from WinUI projects with a step-by-step approach. As you advance, you’ll discover how to leverage the Fluent Design System to design beautiful WinUI applications. You’ll also explore the contents and capabilities of the Windows Community Toolkit and learn how to create cross-platform apps with markup and code from your project using Uno Platform. The concluding chapters will teach you how to build, debug, and deploy apps to the Microsoft Store. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to build WinUI applications from scratch and how to modernize existing desktop apps using WinUI 3 and the Windows App SDK.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Free Chapter
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Part 1:Introduction to WinUI and Windows Applications
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Part 2:Extending WinUI and Modernizing Applications
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Part 3:Build and Deploy on Windows and Beyond

Adding Windows Notifications to WinUI Applications

The Windows App SDK provides developers with the ability to implement raw push notifications and app notifications in their WinUI apps. It’s important to understand the use case for each of these notification types. They have different implementations, and each has its own set of advantages and limitations. Push notifications can be surfaced to the user or received by the app to perform internal operations. App notifications, on the other hand, are used to communicate with the user. We’ll cover examples of when you would want to use a particular notification type and add an app notification to the My Media Collection sample application.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the different notification types in the Windows App SDK and the use case for each type
  • Discovering how to leverage push notifications in a WinUI application
  • Exploring how to use app notifications with...