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  • .NET Upgrade Assistant Now Supports Azure Functions Upgrades and .NET 8

    Microsoft has released a new version of .NET Upgrade Assistant in Visual Studio, which provides a set of new enhancements and support for different platforms and frameworks. The tool now supports .NET 8 and it also brings enhancements like an upgrade for Azure Functions, alongside .NET MAUI, WinUI and support for ARM64.

  • .NET MAUI 8 Preview 3: UI improvements, Memory Management, and NuGet Versioning

    Microsoft has recently released the third preview of the .NET MAUI framework in .NET 8. This latest release includes UI improvements, focusing on memory management also. In addition, Preview 3 also brings support for NuGet package versions of the app. This means that developers will now have the ability to preview future builds and lock their applications to a specific version of .NET MAUI.

  • Visual Studio 2022 v17.6 Preview 2: Productivity, Game Development and Enterprise Management

    Visual Studio 2022 v17.6 Preview 2 is available, bringing new features and improvements for boosting productivity, game development, and enterprise management. The release includes updates such as a new Android Manifest Editor, Unreal Engine Code Analysis, HLSL Tools Extension, Create Member Function features, Git Stage and Commit During Build, Merge Dialog updates, and breakpoint groups, etc.

  • .NET MAUI Community Toolkit 5.0.0: Enhancing User Experience with New Features and Bug Fixes

    .NET MAUI Community Toolkit version 5.0.0 is packed with updates to enhance user experience with improved accessibility and functionality. Features and updates including the SemanticOrderView, FileSaverResult, FolderPickerResult, and StateContainer offer greater control and flexibility to application users. Updates and bug fixes contribute to smoother and more efficient application performance.

  • .NET MAUI: Top Five New Features for Powerful Desktop App Development

    Discover the top five .NET MAUI features for desktop apps: multi-window support, top-level menu bar, context menus, tooltips, and pointer gestures. Transform your app development with these essential features, enhancing user experience and device capabilities. Maximize your app's potential and deliver stunning apps with .NET MAUI.

  • Adding Video in .NET MAUI Apps with the New MediaElement

    Microsoft recently released another control for the .NET MAUI platform: MediaElement. This is one of the components of the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit that allows audio and video playback within .NET MAUI applications.

  • Uno Platform 4.7 Update Brings Simpler Solution and Performance Improvements

    The open-source UI framework for cross-platform C# and XAML applications, Uno, has been updated to version 4.7. It brings a simplified solution experience in Visual Studio, performance updates on different platforms and other minor updates.

  • .NET MAUI Framework and .NET MAUI Community Toolkit Updated for .NET 7

    On November 8th, 2022, Microsoft announced the general availability of their .NET multiplatform framework MAUI for the recently launched .NET 7 major release. MAUI is now supported on both .NET 6 and .NET 7, running on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Tizen. The open-source MAUI Community Toolkit has also been updated in coordination.

  • .NET MAUI Community Kit 1.3 Released

    On October 4th 2022, Microsoft released version 1.3 of the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit, a library of valuable additions to the official MAUI application framework. This release includes bug fixes and several enhancements such as gravatar support, a coloured status bar, and fade animation for controls.

  • .NET MAUI Framework Released Together with Visual Studio 2022

    Microsoft announced last August that its multi-platform UI framework called MAUI has been officially released and out of preview, with the launch of Visual Studio 2022 for Windows. The release marks the official launch of the new framework for .NET programmers targeting Android and iOS devices, a direct successor to Microsoft’s Xamarin Forms framework.

  • .NET MAUI Preview 9: Borders, Corners, Shadows and Performance Improvements

    This month's release of the .NET MAUI Preview edition introduces the support for borders, corners, and shadows for the controls and layouts. Besides, the focus of Preview 9 was also on finalizing more than fifty controls and layouts. Preview 9 now ships with a .NET MAUI startup tracing profile which will improve the performance of Android applications startup time.

  • .NET MAUI: Preview 8 Available, But GA Postponed to Q2 2022

    Microsoft postponed the release of .NET MAUI. Release and global availability of .NET MAUI were targeted together with .NET 6 for November 2021. According to the latest news from Microsoft, .NET MAUI will not be ready for production with .NET 6 global availability in November this year. The new planned date is set for Q2 of 2022.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET MAUI Compatibility Packages for the Xamarin Community Toolkit

    As previously announced, .NET MAUI Toolkit will replace Xamarin Community Toolkit. In the same way as Xamarin, the Xamarin Community Toolkit is evolving as well, with Xamarin.Forms becoming .NET MAUI. The new Community Toolkit packages for .NET MAUI are available and fully optimized for it. Those packages are CommunityToolkit.Maui and CommunityToolkit.Maui.Markup.

  • .NET MAUI Summer Previews: New Layouts, Font Scaling, Alerts, Gestures, Clipping and Much More

    The Microsoft team and community behind the .NET MAUI had an active and productive summer. New updates and features were introduced to the platform, giving the developers the updates in the form of Preview 6 in July and Preview 7 in August this summer. .NET MAUI summer previews introduce new layouts, font scaling, alerts, gestures, view clipping and much more...

  • .NET MAUI Preview 5: Animations, Ported UI Components and Single Project Templates Updates

    One month after Microsoft Build and Preview 4, the .NET MAUI team continued the progress with .NET Multi-platform App UI and now Preview 5 is here . It brings animations and the view transformation support, a couple of ported UI Components from the renderer architecture of Xamarin.Forms, and Single Project Templates updates and improvements.