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.NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) allows developers to build native mobile and desktop applications for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux using a single codebase written in C# and XAML. .NET MAUI is a continuation of Xamarin.Forms and is designed to provide a consistent and modern development experience for building cross-platform applications.

One of the key benefits of .NET MAUI is its native support for multiple platforms. It provides a set of pre-built UI components that are optimized for each platform, allowing developers to create applications that look and feel native on each platform. .NET MAUI also provides access to native device features and functionality through a unified API, making it easy for developers to create cross-platform applications without sacrificing performance or functionality.

Another benefit of .NET MAUI is its use of modern development patterns and practices. It uses XAML for building user interfaces, which is a markup language that is easy to read and write, and supports data binding and styling. .NET MAUI also uses MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) architecture, which helps to separate the UI logic from the application logic, making it easier to test and maintain.

.NET MAUI is best for developers who are familiar with C#/.NET and want to build cross-platform mobile and desktop apps.


  • Cross-platform

    Capacitor allows developers to build mobile apps for multiple platforms, including Android and iOS, using a single codebase.

  • Native APIs

    .NET MAUI provides a bridge between .NET and the native APIs of the operating systems. This means that developers can access native functionality such as camera, contacts, and file storage.


  • Emerging Community

    .NET MAUI is a relatively new framework, which means that there is not a lot of tutorials, and examples available to help developers apps.

  • Learning Curve

    .NET MAUI apps are built with C#, which is easy to get started with. But MAUI itself is a complex framework with very little documentation.


  • Maintainer

  • Initial Release

    May 23, 2022


  • C#

    Target Platforms

  • ✓ Android
  • Android Auto
  • Android TV
  • ✓ iOS
  • Linux
  • ✓ macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • Wear Os
  • ✓ Windows
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Apps built with .NET MAUI