Configuring the Development Environment and Creating the Project
To get started with WinUI and Windows App SDK development, it is important to install and configure Visual Studio for Windows desktop development. A WinUI developer must also understand the basics of application development with Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and C#, which we started learning in Chapter 1, Introduction to WinUI. However, the best way to understand the development concept is to get your hands on a real project. We will do that in this chapter.
After setting up your Visual Studio development environment, you will create the beginnings of a project that we will be building throughout the rest of the book.
In this chapter, you will learn the following topics:
- How to set up a new Visual Studio installation for Windows desktop application development
- How to create a new WinUI project, add a few controls, and run the project for the first time
- The anatomy of a new WinUI project...