GitHub Copilot AI might write .NET MAUI UI code one day, but there are no plans for web targeting.
Nodding to today's social media-centered tech world and the under-construction metaverse, Microsoft announced the new .NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 adds support for Gravatar, standing for "globally recognized avatar."
With the new .NET MAUI in .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the dev team has continued to polish things up ahead of a November GA debut while at the same time filling in gaps from its predecessor, Xamarin.
Learn how offerings like Ionic, Cordova and others provide an alternative to straight web-dev, Progressive Web Applications (PWAs), native development and other cross-platform dev frameworks like Xamarin (now .NET MAUI), Flutter, React Native and so on.
Microsoft struggled to improve .NET MAUI performance beyond that of Xamarin.Forms, wrestling with thorny issues like iOS app size and Android startup times.
The new release of Syncfusion's Essential Studio 2022 Volume 1 enhances controls for .NET MAUI, Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, which is expected to soon hit general availability status.
Visual Studio 2022 for Mac keeps trudging along toward general availability several months behind its Windows cousin, with the latest preview introducing new Azure Functions V4 tooling and reintroducing Xamarin mobile tooling.
Although Google's Flutter development platform might be seen as a competitor to Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI, Microsoft's Surface Duo dev team is continuing to contribute foldable tech to Google's open source mobile-centric project.
The new Visual Studio 2022 17.1 GA release includes the 13th preview of .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), called an evolution of Xamarin.Forms in that it can create desktop apps.
Now that both can do mobile and Windows desktop apps, what do developers think about the respective offerings?
With .NET MAUI -- the "evolution of Xamarin.Forms" -- delayed, the latter remains a primary mobile dev option in .NET 6, just released this week.
As promised, Microsoft is previewing a .NET MAUI Community Toolkit some two months before it begins to sunset its progenitor, Xamarin.Forms, long used for mobile iOS and Android app development with C# and XAML.
New layouts were announced in .NET MAUI Preview 7, and some developers are still questioning the lack of Linux support in Microsoft's next-gen evolution of Xamarin.Forms.
As Xamarin.Forms morphs into the new .NET MAUI offering, Microsoft is replacing Xamarin toolkits with .NET MAUI alternatives.
.NET MAUI has been improved in many ways in this week's release of .NET 6 Preview 6 as the evolution of Xamarin.Forms (NET Multi-platform App UI), which adds desktop support to the traditional iOS and Android mobile development, takes shape.
Google released a Visual Studio extension for creating gaming apps for Android, targeting C++ developers.
As Xamarin is being evolved into the new .NET MAUI mobile/desktop dev framework, Microsoft last week explained features such as a new command-line SDK workload installation experience during what the company called "The Final Xamarin Podcast."
Microsoft continues to enhance .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI), improving animations, view transformations and single page templates, along with porting of several UI components from Xamarin.Forms, the mobile dev framework which .NET MAUI is evolving.
Microsoft helped out Qualcomm Technologies with the chip maker's new Snapdragon Developer Kit to support power-efficient mobile processors.
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