The official release of .NET MAUI (Multi-platform App UI) by Microsoft has moved to a release candidate (RC) phase, the firm stated on April 12th. .NET MAUI is a cross-platform framework for creating mobile and desktop applications using C# and XAML, an evolution of Xamarin Forms.
What is Microsoft .NET MAUI?
With the .NET MAUI framework, developers can create applications for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. They may be used with the C# programming language on top of “optimizing” code sharing. More than 40 layouts and controls are included to enable adaptable UIs across desktop and mobile platforms. Developers could deploy the same experiences on desktops and mobile devices using Blazor components or complete Blazor apps.
A default stylesheet, Resourcesstyles.xaml, is included in the new .NET MAUI project template, with color palettes and control styling for example. The Xamarin Forms framework was succeeded by .NET MAUI, which adds low-code hooks for making changes, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft .NET MAUI release date
Microsoft NET MAUI release date is scheduled to occur in the second quarter of 2022. In the meantime, there could be additional release candidates. The first RC is covered by a “go live” support policy, which guarantees that Microsoft will maintain .NET MAUI for production applications.
The .NET MAUI SDK is now API-complete, allowing libraries to update and prepare for general availability. Developers must install or update Visual Studio 2022 Preview to version 17.2 Preview 3 in order to use the RC1 release of the .NET MAUI.