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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

Try it out

Time to start writing code!

Create a new project named ForgetMeNotJesse (you might want to use your own name where I have put mine). Ideally, put that project under source control (see the Technical requirements section at the top of this chapter).

Use the .NET MAUI template to create your project, using the latest version of .NET (.NET 7 at the time of the writing of this book).

Run your program to make sure everything is set up correctly.

Change MainPage so that clicking on the button updates a label below the button with the number of clicks (in addition to displaying it on the button itself).

Once the page is working as intended, create a new page and recreate your MainPage in C# rather than in XAML. To test it, remember to set the ShellContent element in AppShell.xaml to point to your new page like this:

    ContentTemplate="{DataTemplate local:MainPageCS}&quot...