.NET MAUI (Multi-platform App UI) is a framework developed by Microsoft that allows developers to build cross-platform mobile and desktop applications using a single codebase. 

This book is a comprehensive guide that covers various aspects of cross-platform development with .NET MAUI. In the initial chapters you will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental aspects and specifics of cross-platform .NET MAUI apps, their structure and the diverse range of application resources. The book will then guide you in creating your first UI application using cross-platform techniques. Moving on, you will delve into more advanced topics such as MVVM, dependency injection, data storage, leveraging device capabilities, and ensuring accessibility in your applications. Lastly, you will explore alternative approaches like Shell and Blazor Hybrid, offering flexible options for building native applications.

By the end of the book, you will be able to develop cross-platform applications using .NET MAUI.


  • Get familiar with .NET MAUI, its associated libraries, and popular design patterns used in cross-platform app development.
  • Learn how to design and implement visually appealing and interactive user interfaces in your .NET MAUI app.
  • Deep dive into the process of creating and refining an application with a custom user interface (UI).


  • Understand how .NET MAUI works.
  • Build custom UI including animations and custom controls.
  • Build robust distributed architecture including MVVM and DI.
  • Explore different application design approaches such as Hierarchical, Shell, and Hybrid-Blazor.
  • Learn how to embed the LiteDB database seamlessly into your apps.


This book caters to both beginners entering the world of cross-platform GUI app development with .NET and professionals who have previous experience with Xamarin. Prior knowledge of C# or a strong foundation in other programming languages is essential to comprehend and benefit from the book fully.