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Telerik Project Templates for VS on Windows

The Telerik UI for .NET MAUI extensions and project templates for Visual Studio (VS) on Windows aim to help developers when creating .NET MAUI applications with Telerik UI for .NET MAUI components.

Available Extensions

The extensions handle the following major points in the development with Telerik UI for .NET MAUI:

  • Project creation—Through the Telerik .NET MAUI App and Telerik .NET MAUI Blank App project templates, you can quickly create an application that is pre-configured to use Telerik UI for .NET MAUI.
  • Toolbox support—The Telerik UI for .NET MAUI Toolbox extension for Windows facilitates the adding of Telerik controls to your .NET MAUI application.

Using the Project Templates

Telerik UI for .NET MAUI supports two project template apps. Both of them are installed as part of the Telerik .NET MAUI MSI installation. When you finish with the automatic installation, you're ready to utilize them.

To start building your Telerik UI for .NET MAUI project with the project templates for VS on Windows:

  1. Include the following components for Visual Studio to work properly:

    • The Mobile Development with .NET workload with the .NET MAUI component.
    • The individual Text Template Transformation component.
  2. Open Visual Studio and choose the Create a new project option.

  3. Search for maui:

    Create a new project dialog with maui in the search field and results

    As a result, you can see the supported project templates:

    • Telerik .NET MAUI App—Represents a configurable wizard, which contains various predefined application templates that include the Telerik .NET MAUI suite setup.
    • Telerik .NET MAUI Blank App—Represents a blank project for creating a .NET MAUI application that includes the Telerik .NET MAUI suite setup.
  4. Depending on your preferences, you can select either of the available options for configuring your Telerik UI for .NET MAUI project.

    • The Telerik .NET MAUI App configurable wizard, the Configure your new project screen loads. In it, set your project name and location.

    Telerik .NET MAUI App configurable wizard initial screen within the Create your new project dialog

    An additional screen for choosing the predefined application template loads:

    Create new project dialog in the wizard with a blank Telerik UI for .NET MAUI app

    • The Telerik .NET MAUI Blank App option, creates blank application.

    • The Telerik .NET MAUI Blank Shell App option, creates a blank .NET MAUI Shell application. You can use this project as a .NET MAUI Shell example. In addition, you can use the features like Shell Navigation, .NET MAUI Shell flyout and .NET MAUI Shell tabs. For more details on .NET MAUI Shell review the official Microsoft documentation.

  5. Visual Studio opens the solution directly configured to use the Telerik UI for .NET MAUI controls and the Telerik.UI.for.Maui NuGet package is installed.

    If you do not have the Telerik NuGet Server set up in Visual Studio, a message will pop up, so you can enter your Telerik credentials. The Telerik NuGet Server will be automatically configured as a NuGet source in Visual Studio:

    Connect to dialog for logging your username and password

The following image shows the end result after running the application.

Welcome to Telerik UI for .NET MAUI app initial screen on Windows

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