Announcing .NET MAUI support for .NET 7 Release Candidate 2

David Ortinau

.NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2 is now available in Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 4 on both Windows and Mac. The primary themes of RC2 are quality and .NET support for Xcode 14 with iOS 16. This release is covered by a go-live support license for use in production.

In related news, new libraries have also shipped for MSAL.NET and App Center (Preview). These are both key libraries that .NET MAUI developers have been asking for. MSAL.NET is essential when using Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft identity platform for authentication. App Center provides services for app diagnostics and analytics.

Visual Studio installed on Windows

Getting Started

Install or upgrade to the latest preview of Visual Studio 2022:

  • Visual Studio 2022 for Mac – 17.4 Preview 4 Download
  • Visual Studio 2022 for Windows – 17.4 Preview 4 Download

If targeting iOS, you can now build directly to your iOS device on Windows, or if you use a Mac (or Mac build host) by installing Xcode 14.0.x from the Apple Developer website. Note Apple’s minimum requirement for Xcode 14 is macOS Monterey 12.5 which is higher than Xcode 13.4 required.

.NET MAUI Learning Resources

Whether you’re just now jumping into developing native client apps with .NET MAUI, or you’ve been at it for a while, there are a lot of resources available to help you. Don’t see what you’re looking for below? Please open an issue on GitHub and we’ll see what we can do to help.

How do I.NET Multi-platform App UI documentation.NET MAUI SamplesEnterprise application patterns using .NET MAUIBeginner TrainingLearn Path – Build mobile and desktop apps with .NET MAUI.NET MAUI for beginners video seriesRelease Notes.NET for Android.NET for iOS.NET MAUICommunity CollectionsJavier’s Awesome .NET MAUI listVladislav’s listEgvijay’s listMatt’s listGerald Versluis’ YouTubeJames Montemagno’s YouTubeJavier Suarez’s YouTubeKeeping Up-to-date.NET MAUI podcast* .NET MAUI blogs


Please let us know about your experience using .NET MAUI by opening issues on GitHub, and these latest versions of Visual Studio 2022 via the feedback button (Mac | Windows).