Microsoft Plugs Away at Blazor for Mobile in Preview 3
The company early this year announced Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings and in February updated the effort. This week, a new update was announced.
"This release brings several bug fixes in the areas of CSS styling support, adding XML doc comments to common APIs, and several syntax improvements to common controls," said mobile bindings point person Eilon Lipton, who apologized for the "delay in this update" caused by "the realities of work-from-home (and stay-at-home parenting)" necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifically, he detailed major changes in this update (preview 3) as:
- Update to latest native mobile component versions in Xamarin.Forms 4.5 and add doc comments #96, #110, #111
- Improve Label and Button syntax #87, #27
- Fix CSS support for iOS apps #109
- Breaking change: Use space-separated CSS classes instead of comma-separated #100
More details on all of the above and more are available in the release notes.
Going forward, Lipton noted the advent of .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), an evolution of the cross-platform mobile UI development framework Xamarin.Forms, during the recent online Build conference.
"As an experiment, what we find with Mobile Blazor Bindings will feed directly into the Blazor aspects of .NET MAUI so please share with us your thoughts on using Blazor with .NET MAUI on this project's repo or on .NET MAUI's GitHub repo."
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.