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Getting Started with the .NET MAUI NavigationView control

This guide provides the information you need to start using the Telerik UI for .NET MAUI NavigationView by adding the control to your project.

At the end, you will be able to achieve the following result.

.NET MAUI NavigationView Getting Started


Before adding the NavigationView, you need to:

  1. Set up your .NET MAUI application.

  2. Download Telerik UI for .NET MAUI.

  3. Install Telerik UI for .NET MAUI.

Define the Control

When your .NET MAUI application is set up, you are ready to add a NavigationView control to your page.

1. Define the NavigationView in XAML:

<telerik:RadNavigationView x:Name="navigationView" AutomationId="navigationView">
        <telerik:NavigationViewItem Text="Item 1" />
        <telerik:NavigationViewItem Text="Item 2" />
        <telerik:NavigationViewItem Text="Item 3" />
        <telerik:NavigationViewItem Text="Item 4" />
        <telerik:NavigationViewItem Text="Item 5" />
        <Label HorizontalOptions="Center"
               Text="{Binding SelectedItem.Text, Source={x:Reference navigationView}}" />

RadNavigationView provides a read only collection Items of type IList<NavigationViewItemBase>.

2. Add the telerik namespace:


3. Register the Telerik controls through the Telerik.Maui.Controls.Compatibility.UseTelerik extension method called inside the CreateMauiApp method of the MauiProgram.cs file of your project:

using Telerik.Maui.Controls.Compatibility;

public static class MauiProgram
    public static MauiApp CreateMauiApp()
        var builder = MauiApp.CreateBuilder();
            .ConfigureFonts(fonts =>
                fonts.AddFont("OpenSans-Regular.ttf", "OpenSansRegular");

        return builder.Build();

For the NavigationView Getting Started example refer to the SDKBrowser Demo Application.

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