Introduction to .NET MAUI

This chapter is all about getting to know .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) and what to expect from it. .NET MAUI enables you to build native cross-platform mobile and desktop apps for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows using .NET and C#. This is the only chapter that is purely theoretical; all the others cover hands-on projects. You are not expected to write any code at this point, but instead, simply read through this chapter to develop a high-level understanding of what .NET MAUI is, how .NET MAUI relates to .NET, and how to set up a development machine.

We will start by defining what a native app is and what .NET as a technology brings to the table. After that, we will look at how .NET MAUI fits into the bigger ...

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