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


In this chapter, we learned about ASP.NET Core Blazor. You created a simple task-tracking application with Blazor Wasm and published it to Azure Static Web Apps with GitHub Actions. From here, you could use ASP.NET Core Identity to integrate an application login and save the task data to Azure SQL, Azure Cosmos DB, or another cloud-based data store. This would allow personalizing the task list for each user and saving its state. We created a WinUI 3 application to run the Blazor client on Windows, but you could also send users directly to your site or create a JavaScript-based PWA for desktop and mobile clients. For more information about creating a PWA with Blazor WASM, check out this Microsoft blog post:


To learn more about building web applications with Blazor, you can read Web Development with Blazor by Jimmy Engstrom. Here’s the Amazon link: