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.NET MAUI for C# Developers

By : Jesse Liberty, Rodrigo Juarez
3.7 (6)
Book Image

.NET MAUI for C# Developers

3.7 (6)
By: Jesse Liberty, Rodrigo Juarez

Overview of this book

While UI plays a pivotal role in retaining users in a highly competitive landscape, maintaining the same UI can be tricky if you use different languages for different platforms, leading to mismatches and un-synced pages. In this book, you'll see how .NET MAUI allows you to create a real-world application that will run natively on different platforms. By building on your C# experience, you’ll further learn to create beautiful and engaging UI using XAML, architect a solid app, and discover best practices for this Microsoft platform. The book starts with the fundamentals and quickly moves on to intermediate and advanced topics on laying out your pages, navigating between them, and adding controls to gather and display data. You’ll explore the key architectural pattern of Model-View-ViewModel: and ways to leverage it. You’ll also use xUnit and NSubstitute to create robust and reliable code. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to leverage .NET MAUI and create an API for your app to interact with a web frontend to the backend data using C#.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1 – Getting Started
Part 2 – Intermediate Topics
Part 3 – Advanced Topics

Creating unit tests

To get started, right-click on the solution and choose Add New Project. In the dialog box, use the dropdown to pick UnitTest. There are a number of unit test frameworks. The two most popular are the older NUnit and the newer xUnit. We’ll choose xUnit Test Project, as shown in Figure 9.1:

Figure 9.1 – Selecting the unit test type

  1. Click Next and fill in the name and location of your new project. Typically, the name will be the name of the solution followed by .Tests, as shown in the following figure:

Figure 9.2 – Naming the test project

  1. Click Next and select the .NET platform (this book will use .NET 7).

Visual Studio will create your project as well as the first unit test class and method. Since this is generic, delete that class and create one called PreferencesTests.

Setting the project reference

Before doing anything else, we need to make ForgetMeNotDemo.Tests...