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Create New Projects

This article demonstrates how to use the Telerik Extension for Visual Studio Code to create a new project that is pre-configured for the Progress® Telerik® UI for .NET MAUI components.

Get the Extension

To use the Telerik UI for .NET MAUI Template Wizard, install the Telerik UI for .NET MAUI Visual Studio Code Extension. You can get the extension from:

  • The Visual Studio Marketplace.

  • The Extensions tab in Visual Studio Code - search for Telerik UI for .NET MAUI Productivity Tools, select the extension, and then click Install.

Start the Wizard

You can create a Telerik .NET MAUI project by accessing the project template feature from the Visual Studio Code Extensions menu. To open the menu, use:

  • Ctrl+Shift+P in Windows/Linux
  • Cmd+Shift+P on Mac.

Next in the menu, look for and select Telerik UI for .NET MAUI Template Wizard: Launch and press Enter.

Telerik UI for .NET MAUI VS Code snippets

Set up the Telerik NuGet Server

You can use one of the following options to configure the required credentials for your Telerik license (trial or commercial):

Using the .NET CLI

Run dotnet nuget add source.

When you are adding NuGet sources from the .NET CLI, the credentials are stored inside the Nuget.Config file. This command creates or updates the NuGet.Config file with your Telerik license credentials for you, so you don't have to edit it manually.

See also: Restoring NuGet Packages in Your CI Workflow.

Editing the NuGet.Config File

NuGet package sources and other settings are stored in a NuGet.Config file. You can read more about the file structure in the Microsoft article: NuGet.Config References. To edit the file and add the Telerik feed, you need to:

  1. Ensure you are editing the correct and desired .config file. You can also create a new one with the dotnet new nugetconfig command.
  2. Add the Telerik package source to the .config file.

Here is a sample NuGet.Config file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!--To inherit the global NuGet package sources remove the <clear/> line below -->
    <clear />
    <add key="nuget" value="" />
    <add key="TelerikOnlineFeed" value="" />
        <add key="Username" value="telerik-email or api-key>" />
        <add key="ClearTextPassword" value="PASTE_YOUR_TELERIK_PASSWORD_OR_TELERIK_NUGET_KEY_HERE" />

See also: How to Generate NuGet Key.

Use plain text credentials, because the .NET Core NuGet tooling does not fully support encrypted credentials.

Configure the Project

The Create New Project wizard provides two options to start you project:

  • Blank Project - allows you to create a blank project that is pre-configured for the Progress® Telerik® UI for .NET MAUI components.

    The wizard allows you to configure the following options:

    • Project name
    • Location of the created project
    • Your Telerik license (trial or commercial)
    • The .NET version you want to use
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