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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

Understanding ForgetMeNot.APIClient

The third API project, ForgetMeNot.APIClient, has only one class in it – Client.cs. This is the wrapper of the REST service that the client (ForgetMeNotDemo) will interact with.

We start with four member variables:

public class Client
    RestClient client; [1]
    string baseUrl;   [2]
    string username;   [3]
    string password;

[1] As noted earlier, RestClient is the library we are using to manage the REST interactions (obtained through NuGet, as discussed earlier).

[2] baseURL is the prefix for all the API calls and was created when we moved the API to Azure. As noted earlier, it is available at

[3] username and password are used by the client to access the user’s record.

The constructor to Client takes baseUrl, assigns it to the field, and then...