Visual Studio Code, the popular code editor from Microsoft, has a new extension that lets you create cross-platform applications with .NET MAUI (Multi-platform App UI). .NET MAUI is a framework that allows you to use C# and XAML to build native apps for Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS.
The extension, which is available on the Visual Studio Marketplace and GitHub, provides a range of features to help you develop and debug your .NET MAUI apps. You can use project templates to create new apps or migrate existing ones, code snippets to quickly insert common elements, IntelliSense to get code completion and documentation, debugging to test and fix your apps, and hot reload and hot restart to see your changes without losing the app state.
One of the most exciting features of the extension is the support for Blazor WebAssembly, a technology that enables you to run web apps on any device using .NET and web standards. With Blazor WebAssembly, you can create hybrid apps that combine web and native UI elements, giving you more flexibility and creativity. For example, you can use a web view to display a chart or a map in your app, or use native controls to interact with device features such as camera or GPS.
If you want to learn more about how to use the extension and .NET MAUI, you can watch this video tutorial that shows you how to create a simple app from scratch. You will see how easy it is to write code once and run it on multiple platforms with native performance and design.
The .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) is a framework that allows creation of native apps for different devices using C# and XAML. Using .NET MAUI, developers can build apps for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows with one codebase.
.NET MAUI is a great choice for developers who want to create modern and beautiful apps that work on any device. With .NET MAUI, you can share code and resources across platforms, leverage the power and productivity of C# and XAML, and enjoy the benefits of performance optimization and compatibility with existing .NET libraries. Whether you are building apps for business, education, entertainment, or anything else, .NET MAUI can help you achieve your goals.