Category Archives: .NET MAUI

A Workaround for GIF issues in .NET MAUI

I have been having issues getting a GIF to animate consistently in iOS and Android using the Image control in MAUI. There are open issues on this, but in the meantime, hopefully this solution will meet your needs. On Windows, GIF images in an Image control work as expected. I tried several workarounds many of… Read More »

Printing a PDF from .NET MAUI Windows Silently

I had a request recently to print PDFs from .NET MAUI specifically on Windows Desktop. They also had the need to not display a print dialog, and just print to the default printer. This isn’t nearly as easy as it would seem, and there is a lot of conflicting information online about it. I tried… Read More »

.NET MAUI Release Delayed to 2022

Good news and not so good news. First the good news. A new Preview for .NET MAUI became available on September 14, 2021. There are several changes, with the most important being that MAUI is now integrated into the workload installer (as an optional package under the Mobile Development workload) and you can now create… Read More »

Blazor in .NET MAUI

In 2011, the Microsoft Build developer conference rocked the Windows developer world by pitching JavaScript and HTML as the preferred way to develop applications for Windows 8. It was seen as a betrayal by many loyal .NET developers, and there was a lot of skepticism about Microsoft being able to lure web developers to develop… Read More »

.NET MAUI and the MVU Pattern

Since the early days of WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) on Windows Vista, XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language) has been the primary way to do UI layout in .NET for desktop, Silverlight, Windows Phone, and Xamarin Forms. XAML is an XML representation of a .NET object, most commonly used to represent the user interface. XAML is… Read More »

Aloha, .NET MAUI

UPDATE: This post has been updated to the latest version of the VS2022 preview. If you are a Xamarin developer, it’s pretty likely you have already heard of .NET MAUI. If not, I’d say the best way to describe it is that it is a successor to Xamarin Forms. I say a successor instead of… Read More »