Ask the Expert: .NET MAUI Community Toolkit

The new .NET MAUI Community Toolkit is a collection of common elements for development with .NET MAUI that people tend to replicate across multiple apps. It simplifies and demonstrates common developer tasks when building apps with .NET MAUI. Like the Xamarin Community Toolkit, the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit is fully open-source and community supported! Come chat with some of the toolkit's contributors and get your questions answered!


  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 01:01 - What is the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit?
  • 05:21 - What's the difference between Xamarin Toolkit and Xamarin Essentials?
  • 07:48 - Should you be concerned if the DLLs are .NET Standard compatible?
  • 09:04 - Is MCT going to deprecate shadows support in favor of the native .NET MAUI?
  • 12:42 - Will the MAUI migration tool be able to migrate XCT code to Maui.Community.Toolkit code?
  • 15:46 - When will MCT be available for contribution?
  • 18:17 - What's the goal of Microsoft MAUI graphics?
  • 20:48 - Where should you start with .NET MAUI?
  • 22:52 - Is Community Toolkit MediaElement good to display video on Smart TVs and mobile devices or should you use a different library?
  • 25:16 - Is APK size reduced in MAUI?
  • 28:49 - Do you need .NET 6 Runtime to run MAUI in Windows? How is it in Android or iOS?
  • 30:32 - Closing Notes

Check out the Toolkit on GitHub