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Avalonia XPF

This episode of The Modern .NET Show is supported, in part, by Avalonia XPF, a binary-compatible cross-platform fork of WPF, enables WPF apps to run on new platforms with minimal effort and maximum compatibility.

Show Notes

Yeah, so .NET MAUI is the .NET stack, framework, whatever you want to call it, for writing one code base that runs on what we call client devices, client platforms.

So you have the web, you have ASP .NET Blazor and all that stuff. You have the console apps, you can write with C#, of course, so many backends and APIs and all of that stuff running in the cloud. But with MAUI, it's for client app development. So Android, iOS, macOS and Windows, you can target using XAML and C#, or just C# if you don't like XAML, or Razor if you want to. All are options.

But you can write one code, business logic, your UI, all of your endpoint management and everything, all of that. And it's just written in C#. It's a .NET application. It's using .NET MAUI

— Maddy Montaquila

Welcome to The Modern .NET Show! Formerly known as The .NET Core Podcast, we are the go-to podcast for all .NET developers worldwide and I am your host Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor.

In this episode, Maddy Montaquila joined us to talk about .NET MAUI—the Multi-platform Application User Interface—what it is, it's history, and why developers who are looking for a first-party UI-framework their modern .NET apps should check it out.

We can do that totally within MAUI. It's actually pretty easy.

So you can just say like, "on platform Android, do this," or "on idiom," we call them idioms, right? Tablet, desktop, or phone. "On idiom, do this."

We actually have customers who will ship in the same code base, like two completely different navigation stacks. So it will say, "on desktop, load it up with this nav stack and load into these pages. On mobile, load it up into this nav stack and load up these pages." But since you can share the components, you can basically say, "the navigation of my desktop app, everything is horizontal, but I pull in the same components. It's just like a different grid view than I would do on mobile where it's all stacked on top of each other and it's a scroll." Right?

So you can get super flexible with all of it.

— Maddy Montaquila

So let's sit back, open up a terminal, type in dotnet new podcast and we'll dive into the core of Modern .NET.

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