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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

Exploring Advanced Topics

You now have the knowledge and skills of an intermediate .NET MAUI programmer. You’ve seen how to lay out controls and manage and manipulate those controls. You then learned about the MVVM design pattern. These are the fundamentals.

After that, you advanced to Shell navigation, using SQLite for data persistence and the all-important skill of writing unit tests with mocks.

This final chapter will take you beyond that level into the realm of expert .NET MAUI knowledge. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Selecting data templates at runtime
  • Managing visual state
  • Utilizing Community Toolkit behaviors
  • Taking action with triggers
  • Validating forms