.NET MAUI First Look – Running .NET 6 Preview 2 Sample

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Last week .NET 6 Preview 2 came out, that means: .NET MAUI Preview 2 is also out! In this video I will walk you through all the steps to get the .NET MAUI sample app building and have a quick look at what is already implemented and what is to be expected…

With each new preview it’s becoming more clear how your Xamarin.Forms app will evolve into a .NET MAUI one.

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Sample App Repo: https://github.com/dotnet/net6-mobile-samples
Download .NET 6: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/6.0
.NET 6 Preview 2 Blogpost: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6-preview-2/

.NET MAUI Repo: https://github.com/dotnet/maui
NET MAUI Blog: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-new-net-multi-platform-app-ui-maui/
Xamarin.Forms 5 Blog: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-5-0-is-here
.NET MAUI Roadmap: https://github.com/dotnet/maui/wiki/Roadmap

⏱ Timestamps
0:00 Intro
0:17 What is .NET MAUI?
1:33 .NET 6 Preview 2 Blogpost
2:37 Download & Install .NET 6 Preview
4:25 Download & Install Android, iOS and Mac Catalyst Workloads
5:10 Explore .NET MAUI Sample Application
12:00 Run .NET MAUI Sample App
16:50 Contribute to .NET MAUI
19:03 Outro

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Gerald Versluis

    Posted at 14:17h, 15 March

    Thank you so much

  • Omar Aiyaar
    Posted at 14:23h, 15 March

    Thank you Gerald❀! Super excited for MAUIπŸ˜‰

  • Teymur Asadov
    Posted at 14:25h, 15 March

    Thanks for the video! Was nice to have a first look at running MAUI app. Do you know what will happen with all the libraries were built for Xamarin Forms (XCT, etc.) Will they somehow be migrated to MAUI ?

  • Owen Cross
    Posted at 15:24h, 15 March

    So glad you’re doing this!

  • Nordestino Brasileiro
    Posted at 15:24h, 15 March

    Very cool!

  • Guru prasad
    Posted at 15:50h, 15 March

    Thanks for the video,
    If possible, please make a video or live stream on the contributing small feature to dot net MAUI

  • Jassim Al Rahma
    Posted at 16:23h, 15 March

    I hope Microsoft will provide tools for converting existing Solutions to MAUI's solution without having to do a lot of manual work.

  • Optimist GM
    Posted at 18:17h, 15 March

    Thanks Gerald for the great video. Very excited for MAUI. Actually, I was planning to learn Xamarin.Forms, but since I saw the announcement of MAUI, I said why would I learn Xamarin if a new framework is coming. My idea here is to develop apps using one technology stack which is dotnet. I tried flutter for example and I like it, but I hate the fact that I have to learn a new programming language 'dart' although it's very simple. Anyways, do you think that I should learn Xamarin today or just wait for MAUI to come?

  • Shivendra P. Singh
    Posted at 18:32h, 15 March

    Thanks for this awesome video…

  • greeksinmars
    Posted at 19:42h, 15 March

    Good work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Gerald

  • Alex Midnayt
    Posted at 22:46h, 15 March

    Nice video. But it doesn't work(

  • CHHIN Sras
    Posted at 02:42h, 16 March


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    Posted at 06:01h, 16 March


  • Andrew Truckle
    Posted at 06:21h, 16 March

    Thanks for the video. I have concerns about Mac Catalyst. I did watch your other video.

    For example:

    1. I can’t get iOS to do XSLT transformations but I can in cocoa apps.
    2. iOS does not have a application menu structure like a Mac does.

    It is not clear to me how to handle such differences.

    As regards MAUI it seems to early to play. I will wait until I can use it properly with VS.

  • Deaa Saleh
    Posted at 06:38h, 16 March

    That's great
    I will try that soon

  • Jaquen H'Ghar
    Posted at 06:58h, 16 March

    Great video Gerald! Always nice to learn from your videos πŸ™‚

  • Hint SoftTech Pvt. Ltd.
    Posted at 07:32h, 16 March

    we are waiting for cross desktop like stuffs ???

  • Yousif Alfaki
    Posted at 12:47h, 16 March

    No chance for linux OP feeling sad right now.

  • Obinna Okafor
    Posted at 13:33h, 16 March

    Nice one Gerald. I cannot wait to start using MVU C# UI

  • Ebrahim Alkadim
    Posted at 11:37h, 18 March

    Is it possible to include XamarinCommunityToolkit by default in .NET 6 ? this is super helpful and MUST have.

  • Aniket Singh
    Posted at 16:10h, 18 March

    please make a video on UNO platform. theyve already done, up and running this way before Microsoft

  • N G
    Posted at 21:15h, 18 March

    Is this mvu xaml free, hope so. πŸ™