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Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

By : Alvin Ashcraft
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Book Image

Learn WinUI 3 - Second Edition

5 (2)
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
1
Part 1:Introduction to WinUI and Windows Applications
8
Part 2:Extending WinUI and Modernizing Applications
13
Part 3:Build and Deploy on Windows and Beyond

To get the most out of this book

If you are familiar with Windows Forms, .NET MAUI, UWP, or WPF and are looking to enhance your knowledge of Windows development or modernize existing apps, you will find this book useful. Hands-on experience with C# and .NET is expected but no prior knowledge of WinUI is required.

Software/hardware covered in the book

Operating system requirements

WinUI 3

Windows 10 version 1809 or later or Windows 11

C#

Windows, macOS, or Linux

.NET 7

Windows, macOS, or Linux

Visual Studio 2022

Windows 10 or 11

Blazor

Windows, macOS, or Linux

Uno Platform

Windows, macOS, or Linux

The book covers how to get started with WinUI development, but you should have Visual Studio and .NET installed. Follow the instructions on Microsoft Learn: https://learn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/install/install-visual-studio.

If you are using the digital version of this book, we advise you to type the code yourself or access the code from the book’s GitHub repository (a link is available in the next section). Doing so will help you avoid any potential errors related to the copying and pasting of code.

After you read this book, you can continue your Windows development journey by diving deeper into the documentation and samples on Microsoft Learn: https://learn.microsoft.com/windows/apps/.