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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)
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Part 1:Introduction to WinUI and Windows Applications
Part 2:Extending WinUI and Modernizing Applications
Part 3:Build and Deploy on Windows and Beyond

Overview of push notifications in the Windows App SDK

WinUI applications can leverage different types of notifications in the Windows App SDK. The notifications APIs were added in Windows App SDK 1.3 and can be either sent locally or through a cloud service, depending on the notification type. We most often associate notifications with the small, pop-up windows in the corner of the screen, called toast notifications, in Windows. However, a visual indicator isn’t required for all notifications. They can also be used to signal your app to activate and perform an action or sync data from a remote service without relying on a timer in the app.

Raw push notifications

These internal notifications are known as raw push notifications. They require no user interaction and don’t signal the user with a toast notification. Push notifications leverage the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS), which is part of the Microsoft Store services. To publish an application in the...