.NET MAUI Windows Unpackaged Apps

Sometimes you just want to send the binaries to someone and not bother with a whole MSIX installer. In this post I will show you how to create a so-called unpackaged Windows app with .NET MAUI. Regular WinUI/Windows .NET MAUI App Distribution with MSIX Typically you want to use an MSIX to distribute your Windows … Read more

Looping iOS Remote Simulator Connection Issue with .NET MAUI

I ran into an issue the other day with the iOS Remote Simulator on Windows the other day while working on a .NET MAUI app. While deploying my app it kept looping with things like: Connecting to Mac…Checking Server…Connected… Coincidentally I landed on the Microsoft Docs page for it which showed me how to fix … Read more

Running a .NET MAUI Windows App as Administrator (Elevated)

When developing a .NET MAUI app for Windows, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to run your app elevated. Elevated meaning that you get the UAC dialog and the app gets more rights to your system. It’s not super straight-forward how to set it up, so here is a little blog … Read more

.NET MAUI Crash Course: Learn to Build Your First .NET MAUI App

For the past 2 weeks I have been releasing videos that will help you build your very first .NET MAUI App. This .NET MAUI Crash Course is now available for everyone, completely free! What is .NET MAUI? .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI for short) is a cross-platform framework for creating native mobile and desktop … Read more

The Application “{application name}” Can’t Be Opened on MacOS with .NET MAUI

While figuring out how to publish macOS apps built with .NET MAUI I came across the error in the title. Turns out, there is an easy fix to this and it isn’t .NET MAUIs fault, in fact, this also works for non-.NET MAUI apps. Let’s dive in! What Causes This Error? First, let’s have a … Read more

Change .NET MAUI iOS Status Bar Color (Background)

At the moment I’m working on a little .NET MAUI Blazor app and out of the box the iOS target has a white status bar at the top. I’m no designer, but I don’t like how that looks. In this post I’ll show you how to add a nice status bar color, even when rotating … Read more

Implement Folder Picker with .NET MAUI, WinUI and macOS

As with any good piece of content, this started as a Stack Overflow question: how to implement a folder picker with .NET MAUI? In this post I’ll show you just that by using dependency injection and implementing platform code. This post talks about dependency injection. Are you not 100% sure what that is or how … Read more

Xamarin.CommunityToolkit Sample App Building on Windows

Since the Xamarin Community Toolkit has been out, there has already been a lot of love! Thank you for that! A good number of people wanted to try out the Xamarin.CommunityToolkit sample app that is in the repository, but on Windows it will give you a hard time actually building and running it. Here is … Read more

OTP Auto-Fill Entry for iOS with Xamarin.Forms

I have to admit, after reading the tweet below I assumed it was about iOS, but of course this should have also been about Android. Anyway, I implemented the iOS APIs on how to catch that One-Time Password (OTP) that you might receive through a text and let it be autofilled in your Entry. TL;DR, … Read more

XamExpertDay 2020 Online: A Full Day of Deep-Dive Xamarin and .NET MAUI Content

On Friday October 2nd 2020 Glenn, Tobias, Kerry and myself organized the fifth edition of the XamExpertDay (also known as Expert Day for Xamarin). Because of COVID, just like any other event we were forced to do it online. In this post you will read a bit about the history and this specific instalment. TL;DR: … Read more