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Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

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

Accelerating App Development with Template Studio

Starting a new project from scratch can be daunting. What are the best practices for application architecture and project layout? Template Studio for WinUI is an open source project that began as Windows Template Studio for UWP and WPF applications. Each version of Template Studio is an extension for Visual Studio. It now supports WinUI, and variations have been created that will also generate .NET MAUI and Uno Platform projects.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Discover what Template Studio is and how it can help developers create new WinUI projects while following best patterns and practices
  • Review the history of Windows Template Studio and UWP applications
  • Create a new project with Template Studio for WinUI and the MVVM Toolkit
  • Learn about other variations of Template Studio

By the end of this chapter, you will understand the origins of the current Template Studio extensions for Visual...