Chapter 20

Building Windows Desktop Apps

This chapter is about building applications for Windows desktop using three technologies: Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Windows Forms and WPF support using .NET Core 3.0 as their runtime, but current design-time support is limited so I only recommend this if you have existing Windows Forms or WPF apps that must be migrated to .NET Core 3.0. Personally, I would recommend leaving those apps on .NET Framework at least until Visual Studio has much better design-time support for these legacy app models.

Most of this chapter will cover UWP apps that use the modern Windows Runtime and can execute apps built using a custom version of .NET Core 2.0 ...

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