Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings

Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings enable developers to build native and hybrid mobile apps using C# and .NET for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS using familiar web programming patterns. Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings uses Razor syntax to define UI components and behaviors of an application. The underlying UI components are based on Xamarin.Forms native UI components and in hybrid apps they are mixed with HTML elements.

Blazor runs on .NET Standard 2.0 so you can share your .NET code with most other .NET apps.

With Mobile Blazor Bindings it is easy to build a native UI with labels, buttons, and other native UI components:

<StackLayout>
    <Label FontSize="30"
           Text="@("You pressed " + count + " times")" />
    <Button Text="+1"
            OnClick="@HandleClick" />
</StackLayout>

@code {
    int count;

    void HandleClick()
    {
        count++;
    }
}

And here it is running in the Android Emulator:

Simple native app running in the Android Emulator

And you can build hybrid apps that mix native UI and HTML UI in the same screen, all sharing the same app logic and state:

  • /Main.razor: (native UI)

    @inject CounterState CounterState
    
    <ContentView>
        <StackLayout>
    
            <StackLayout Margin="new Thickness(20)">
                <Label Text="@($"You pressed {CounterState.CurrentCount} times")" FontSize="30" />
                <Button Text="Increment from native" OnClick="@CounterState.IncrementCount" Padding="10" />
            </StackLayout>
    
            <BlazorWebView ContentRoot="WebUI/wwwroot" VerticalOptions="LayoutOptions.FillAndExpand">
                <FirstBlazorHybridApp.WebUI.App />
            </BlazorWebView>
    
        </StackLayout>
    </ContentView>
    
    @code {
        // initialization code
    }
    
  • /WebUI/App.razor: (HTML UI)

    @inject CounterState CounterState
    
    <div style="text-align: center; background-color: lightblue;">
        <div>
            <span style="font-size: 30px; font-weight: bold;">
                You pressed @CounterState.CurrentCount times
            </span>
        </div>
        <div>
            <button style="margin: 20px;" @onclick="ClickMe">Increment from HTML</button>
        </div>
    </div>
    
    @code
    {
        private void ClickMe()
        {
            CounterState.IncrementCount();
        }
    
        // initialization code
    }
    

And here it is running in the iOS Simulator, with native UI on top, and HTML UI on the bottom, sharing app logic and state:

Simple hybrid app running in the iOS Simulator

To build your first apps, check out these topics:

And when you're ready for more, check out the walkthroughs:

Then some of the advanced topics:

And finally, if you'd like to contribute, check out these topics: