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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

Fluent Design System for Windows Applications

The Fluent Design System is a set of application design principles created by Microsoft and implemented across multiple desktop, mobile, and web platforms. The Fluent Design System for Windows is a set of controls, patterns, and styles for applications built for Windows. In fact, it is the implicit styling for all WinUI controls.

It is important to learn the tenets of Fluent Design and how to implement them in your WinUI applications. We will also explore the Fluent XAML Theme Editor application for Windows. This application assists developers in creating a theme for their applications, including color schemes and style elements such as borders and corners. Developers can then easily import the resources to implement the theme.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Learning the concepts of Fluent Design
  • How to find the latest information about Fluent Design
  • Incorporating Fluent Design concepts into WinUI...