.NET MAUI FOR C# DEVELOPERS [electronic resource] : build cross-platform mobile and desktop applications / Jesse Liberty, Rodrigo Juarez ; foreword by Maddy Montaquila
- Liberty, Jesse
- [Place of publication not identified] : PACKT PUBLISHING LIMITED, 2023.
- 1st edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Juarez, Rodrigo and Montaquila, Maddy
- Cover -- Copyright -- Foreword -- Contributors -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Part 1 -- Getting Started -- Chapter 1: Assembling Your Tools and Creating Your First App -- Technical requirements -- Getting and installing Visual Studio -- Installing Visual Studio -- Git -- Opening Visual Studio -- Quick tour of the app -- Summary -- Quiz -- You try it -- Chapter 2: What We Will Build: Forget Me Not -- Technical requirements -- What is Forget Me Not? -- Buddies -- Inviting Buddies -- Other pages -- What you'll learn -- Summary -- Chapter 3: XAML and Fluent C# -- Technical requirements, Understanding the structure of XAML -- The code-behind file -- Exploring the layout options -- VerticalStackLayout -- Image -- Label -- Code-behind and event handlers -- If you can do it in XAML, you can do it in C# -- C# versus Fluent C# -- Summary -- Quiz -- Try it out -- Chapter 4: MVVM and Controls -- Technical requirements -- Setting up for MVVM -- Creating folders -- The MVVM Community Toolkit -- Exploring views -- Forget Me Not labels -- Data binding -- Creating a public property -- Setting up BindingContext -- Assigning values to the View Model class properties -- Implementing Binding, ViewModel versus code-behind -- Views -- Images -- Button properties -- ImageButton -- TapGestureRecognizer -- Entering text -- Behaviors -- Popups and dialogs -- Presenting the user with a choice -- ActionSheet -- Displaying a prompt -- Toast -- Snackbar -- BoxView -- Frame -- Brushes -- The Solid brush -- LinearGradientBrush -- RadialGradientBrush -- Summary -- Quiz -- You try it -- Chapter 5: Advanced Controls -- Technical requirements -- Keeping the user informed of activity -- ActivityIndicator -- ProgressBar -- Moving event handling to ViewModel -- Breaking it down, Sending and receiving messages -- Getting started with WeakReferenceMessenger -- Creating the page in C# -- Displaying collections -- Overriding OnAppearing -- Understanding how the service works -- Displaying the collection of Preference objects -- The code-behind -- Styles -- Explicit versus implicit styles -- Style inheritance or BasedOn -- Summary -- Quiz -- You try it -- Chapter 6: Layout -- Technical requirements -- Stack layouts -- Grid -- Sizing rows and columns -- Named rows and columns -- ScrollView -- FlexLayout -- Summary -- Quiz -- You try it -- Part 2 -- Intermediate Topics, and Chapter 7: Understanding Navigation -- Technical requirements -- Exploring the TabBar -- Creating the About and Buddies pages -- Assembling the About page -- Shell navigation -- Routing -- Passing values from page to page -- Passing values with the url (?) syntax -- Passing values with a dictionary -- Summary -- Quiz -- You try it -- Chapter 8: Storing and Retrieving Data -- Technical requirements -- Storing user preferences -- UserPreferencesViewModel -- Navigating to UserPreferences -- Retrieving the preferences -- Storing to a database on your device -- Installing SQLite
- A practical guide to mastering C# and .NET MAUI to build native cross-platform apps with a single codebase Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook Key Features Extend your skills to build cross-platform native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac Learn by working on a real-world project Go beyond MAUI and integrate with the .NET ecosystem Book Description 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#. What you will learn Explore the fundamentals of creating .NET MAUI apps with Visual Studio Understand XAML as the key tool for building your user interface Obtain and display data using layout and controls Discover the MVVM pattern to create robust apps Acquire the skills for storing and retrieving persistent data Use unit testing to ensure your app is solid and reliable Who this book is for Learning .NET MAUI is targeted squarely at C# programmers, whether or not they have experience with cross-platform or mobile applications, who wish to learn Microsoft's premier platform for building iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps using a single C#-based solution.
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