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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
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Part 2:Extending WinUI and Modernizing Applications
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Part 3:Build and Deploy on Windows and Beyond

Publishing Blazor to Azure Static Web Apps hosting

In this section, we are going to host our BlazorTasks application in the cloud by pushing the source to GitHub, creating an Azure Static Web Apps app, and configuring GitHub Actions to publish the app to Azure with every commit to the main branch. Let’s start by pushing our code to GitHub.

Pushing the project to GitHub

To push your code to a GitHub repository, you can either use the Git CLI (https://git-scm.com/downloads) or the GitHub Desktop (https://desktop.github.com/) application. We will use GitHub Desktop in this example:

  1. Download and install GitHub Desktop. When the installation is complete, launch the application.
  2. If your local project is not part of a Git repository yet, choose File | New Repository. If you already have a local repository for your project, you can skip to the next step:
Figure 12.11 – Creating a new local GitHub repository for the BlazorTasks application

Figure 12.11 – Creating a new local GitHub repository for the BlazorTasks...