.NET Conf 2021 is coming up on November 9-11. It’s going to be an exciting week with both Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 being released. There has been no date announced yet for the Windows App SDK 1.0 and WinUI 3 release, but I expect them to launch very soon as well. We do know that the third release candidate for Windows App SDK 1.0 will be coming this week!
Packt Publishing is one of the sponsors of .NET Conf this year. They will also be taking part in the secret decoder challenge for conference attendees. The contest will give the audience the chance to win a $500 prize from Packt. Make sure you watch .NET Conf to find out how you can participate and win great prizes from many of the sponsors, including Packt.
As part of the challenge, Packt has launched a .NET Conf storefront on Amazon featuring books about .NET, ASP.NET Core, Visual Studio, Blazor, WinUI, and more. Check out the books to get a jump on the latest from Microsoft and .NET.
The full .NET Conf 2021 agenda is now available. Save the date, learn about .NET, and win some great prizes! And don’t forget to check out my book, Learn WinUI 3 from Packt!
I’m thrilled to announce that my new book from Packt Publishing, Learn WinUI 3.0, was published in late March. You can buy your eBook or print copy today from Amazon or Packt’s web site.
Windows UI (WinUI) 3 is Microsoft’s next generation library for creating Windows applications with Fluent Design. WinUI 3 was released in March with Project Reunion 0.5 and is fully supported for building Win32 applications. Learn more about WinUI and Project Reunion on Microsoft Docs here.
I would like to thank Nick Randolph, who was the technical reviewer for the book. His feedback on the book’s chapters and sample code were instrumental in delivering a great resource for Windows developers. I was lucky to have him involved in this project. If you aren’t already following Nick’s blog, go check it out now. He has been posting some great WinUI, Reunion, and Uno Platform content in recent weeks.
If you would like to win a print copy of Learn WinUI 3.0, read on. I am going to give away four copies of the book to readers of four of my blogs:
Leave a comment on this post on any of these blogs with the name of your favorite Windows or .NET development blogger. I will pick a random comment from each blog to select the four book winners. You can comment on each blog if you like, but please only comment once on each post. Comment moderation is enabled on all the blogs, so it could take a little time for your comment to appear. Make sure you sign up with a valid email address when leaving a comment. The contest closes at 11:59PM EDT on May 14th, 2021. I will ship books to winners worldwide. Please allow some time to receive the book if you are outside of the U.S.
Good luck and I hope you all enjoy my book! If you already have a copy, win one, or buy one, please leave honest ratings and reviews on Amazon. Thanks!
EDIT: So, I got no tweets following the guidelines below, so I will be choosing three winners from the post comments here. Winners will be notified shortly! Thanks, all!
Hey! It’s been a while since we did a giveaway here on the Dew. Let’s get one started today.
Manning Books has given me three codes for eBook copies of Functional Programming in C# written by Enrico Buonanno. Here’s the summary of the book from Manning’s site if you’re click-averse:
Functional Programming in C# teaches you to apply functional thinking to real-world problems using the C# language. The book, with its many practical examples, is written for proficient C# programmers with no prior FP experience. It will give you an awesome new perspective.
Let’s keep the rules simple. You can enter in two different ways.
- Leave a comment on this post with the name of another .NET language book that you love. I’m always looking for recommendations.
- Make sure you follow me on Twitter, and tweet a message including the following five things:
- Your favorite C# language feature in C# 7 or later
I will select one winner from the eligible tweets and two winners from the blog comments. Selections will be random, but you cannot win twice. I will select again if I pick the same person from both Twitter and blog comments. You must comment or tweet by 11:59pm GMT on Feb. 22nd, 2019. Winners will be notified by the end of the day on Feb. 25th, 2019. Tweet winner will be notified by Twitter DM. Blog comment winners will be notified by email.