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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

Advanced Controls

In the previous chapter, we looked at a number of controls and how to handle their events and commands. In this chapter, we’ll look at moving the logic into ViewModel using commands and messaging. We’ll then go on to cover Styles, which let you provide a uniform appearance to your controls with little effort.

One key feature of a well-designed user experience is that when something is going to take more than a second or so, you let the user know that the app is working on it so that it doesn’t look like your app froze.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Keeping the user informed of activity
  • Moving event handling to ViewModel
  • Sending and receiving messages
  • Displaying collections
  • Styles