Inquiry Regarding the Development of .NET MAUI

salma saoulajane 20 Reputation points

Dear Microsoft Team,

I am currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Hochschule Emden/Leer. I am in the process of writing my bachelor's thesis on cross-platform frameworks.

During my research, I came across .NET MAUI, which plays a central role as Microsoft's cross-platform UI framework. Given Microsoft's impressive history, I am curious about why the development of a framework like .NET MAUI took several years, despite .NET being in existence since its introduction in 2002. Could you please provide more insights into why this development occurred at a later stage?

I am also interested in understanding the challenges or technological advancements that led to the development of .NET MAUI at this particular time. How does Microsoft envision the future of .NET MAUI in the context of cross-platform application development?

Another question on my mind is: Why should I, as a developer, choose .NET MAUI? What advantages and opportunities does it offer compared to other cross-platform frameworks?

I would greatly appreciate gaining more insights into the background and considerations regarding .NET MAUI to enhance my bachelor's thesis.

Thank you in advance for your time and support.

Kind regards,


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  1. Yonglun Liu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 38,911 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    For information on the history, features, and development of the MAUI platform, it is recommended that you get detailed information through the following documents and wikis.

    Best Regards,

    Alec Liu.

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