MAUI xcopy deployment available ?

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Michael
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Michael asked on 10 Nov 2021, 09:26 AM

Hi

our interest is using MAUI to host Blazor apps for OS functionality like file acces. We have not been able to find out if xcopy style deployment (usage inside organisation network) is / will be definitively made available like in WinForm. 

Anybody have information about that.

Thanks in advance

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Rosi
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answered on 11 Nov 2021, 09:19 AM

Hello Thomas,

Thanks for the question and for the interest in .NET MAUI and Telerik UI for .NET MAUI.

To answer you better it will be helpful to understand more about the target platforms of your application. However as you mention WinForms I understand that Windows is one of the platform that you are asking for.

MAUI apps  target Windows through WinUI framework and to deploy WinUI app you need to create a msix package which will contain the needed files. This package can be used to install apps locally too. More info you can find here:

Package and deploy - Windows apps | Microsoft Docs.

However I recommend you try it  by yourself and download Telerik UI for .NET MAUI. When installing it you will find a sample app with source code - build and deploy it to validate your scenario.

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Rosi
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Michael
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commented on 15 Nov 2021, 04:37 PM

Thanks.

Yes, we are interested in Win Desktop. And we dont want to use MSIX, dont want and need that competence. They are of no use to us.  Just want to deploy xcopy style.

 

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Rosi
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commented on 17 Nov 2021, 12:25 PM

I see.  The pure way of using "xcopy" is still not available in both WinUI and MAUI platforms. You can refer to this GitHub issue for more details. However I suggest you to review and try the "unpackaged way" that MS offers for WinUI apps whether would suits your needs.  The feature was released as part of the stable Windows App SDK 1.0.0 release  suite, which means that most probably it should be available in one  the next MAUI preview versions when they update the WinUI versions.

  • Unpackaged apps can deploy Windows App SDK by integrating in the standalone Windows App SDK .exe installer into your existing MSI or setup program.

To try it - you can refer to the links below:

Windows App SDK deployment guide for unpackaged apps - Windows apps | Microsoft Docs

Create a new project that uses the Windows App SDK - Windows apps | Microsoft Docs

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