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Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

By : Alvin Ashcraft
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Book Image

Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

5 (1)
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
13
Part 3:Build and Deploy on Windows and Beyond

Adding Windows app notifications with the Windows App SDK

In this section, we’re going to add some local app notifications to the My Media Collection project. The code we’ll add to the project is based on the Windows App SDK local app notification sample app created by the Microsoft Learn team. You can download the code for that project on GitHub: https://github.com/microsoft/WindowsAppSDK-Samples/tree/main/Samples/Notifications/App/CsUnpackagedAppNotifications.

We are adding two buttons to the MainPage in the app to trigger two types of notifications. One will have an image and some text. The second will add a text entry field to demonstrate how we can receive input from a user in the notification toast and act on it within our application.

Note

There is a lot of configuration and code required to implement notification handling. If you would like to open the completed solution and follow along, the code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/PacktPublishing...