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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
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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

Running on Android with WSA

Running and debugging Android applications on Windows is fast and easy with WSA. The easiest way to install WSA on Windows 11 is to install Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store. You can get the app here: https://aka.ms/AmazonAppstore.

Figure 13.9 – The Amazon Appstore app in the Microsoft Store

Figure 13.9 – The Amazon Appstore app in the Microsoft Store

Install the app and follow the prompts to install WSA as part of the process. When it has finished with the initial installation, you will need to restart your computer to complete the WSA installation and configuration:

Figure 13.10 – Completing the Amazon Appstore installation

Figure 13.10 – Completing the Amazon Appstore installation

After the reboot is complete, find the Amazon Appstore app in your Windows Start menu and launch it. You will see WSA start up first:

Figure 13.11 – Starting the WSA process

Figure 13.11 – Starting the WSA process

Keep Amazon Appstore running in the background to ensure your Android system remains active. You can minimize...