June 3, 2020


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Microsoft unveils .NET MAUI for cross-platform apps

Microsoft has unveiled .Internet Multi-platform App UI, aka .Internet MAUI, a UI framework for building cross-platform programs on Microsoft .Internet 6. .Internet 6 is due to arrive in a preview in November and develop into generally available in 2021.

Released at the Microsoft Develop developer conference on May 19, .Internet MAUI is an evolution of the Xamarin.Forms toolkit for building native UIs for Windows, iOS, and Android from a solitary codebase. MAUI provides MacOS aid to the blend. It will also aid new units these as the Microsoft Floor Duo. 

.Internet MAUI operates with the Visual Studio IDE or the Visual Studio Code editor. A solitary stack supports workloads on the various platforms, with the native attributes and UI controls of just about every platform supported by way of a cross-platform API. A GitHub repo has been set up for .Internet MAUI.

Other attributes of .Internet MAUI:

  • Undertaking construction is simplified into a solitary task for several platforms, with solitary-click deployment to desktop devices, emulators, simulators, or bodily units.
  • Photos, fonts, and translation documents can be additional to a solitary task, with native hooks set up routinely. Sources these as fonts and photographs are housed in one particular spot.
  • Accessibility is furnished to native, underlying operating method APIs.
  • Model-Perspective-Perspective-Model (MVVM) and XAML are to start with-course attributes. Developers also can implement the Model-Perspective-Update (MVU) sample. MVU promotes a one particular-way move of facts and point out management together with a code-to start with growth encounter that updates the UI by applying only vital alterations.

To aid transition from Xamarin.Forms to .Internet MAUI, Microsoft strategies to offer test-convert aid and migration guides equivalent to what has been supplied for .Internet Main.

.Internet MAUI will ship in the identical 6-7 days cadence as Xamarin.Forms. Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android are set to develop into portion of .Internet 6 as .Internet for iOS and .Internet for Android.

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