Learn WinUI 3, Second Edition

My new book, Learn WinUI 3, 2nd Edition is now available

Learn WinUI 3, 2nd Edition was published on October 31st! Get your print or Kindle copy on Amazon today or read it online with a subscription from Packt Publishing.

Many thanks to Peter Foot for his tech review of the content and to the Packt editors for helping me get this into your hands a few weeks early. All the code and content in the second edition have been updated to work with the latest Windows App SDK versions available today. It also includes three brand-new chapters on app notifications, Template Studio for WinUI, and porting WinUI 3 apps to Uno Platform.
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If you’re attending TechBash 2023 next week, I’ll be there with five signed copies of the book to give away to some lucky attendees. If you’re interested in WinUI and cross-platform apps, Steve Bilogan will also be at TechBash, presenting a half-day workshop on creating xplat .NET apps with Uno Platform. There’s still time to register, and you can get 10% off with EventBrite code DOTNET10. I hope to see some of you there!
Learn WinUI 3, Second Edition

My Session at TechBash 2023 Next Month: How to Become a Microsoft Learn Contributor

Time is running out to register for TechBash 2023. Friday, October 13th is the final day for two key items:

  • Standard Registration ends – ticket prices increase by $100 on Saturday.
  • TechBash room block at the Kalahari Resort ends, along with our $179/night rate. Regular room rates will apply beginning Saturday, Oct 14th.

You can save even more by using the EventBrite 10% off code, DOTNET10, in honor of .NET Conf and the .NET 8 release, which are coming up the week following TechBash.

This year, I’ll be presenting at TechBash for the first time. I’m excited to step out from behind the registration booth. My session is titled Share, Learn, and Grow: How to Become a Microsoft Learn Contributor. Here is an abbreviated description of the session:

Do you want to be part of one of the largest open-source projects in the world and help millions of learners achieve their goals? Do you want to learn how the Skilling teams at Microsoft are creating relevant and up-to-date content on Microsoft Learn? If so, then this session is for you!

In this session, you will learn how to use GitHub to contribute to the Microsoft Learn documentation. GitHub is a platform that allows you to collaborate with other developers and share your code and content with the world. You will learn how to:

  • Use the Documentation as Code approach to write, edit, and publish your content in GitHub.
  • Explore the open-source repositories of Microsoft Learn and see how you can contribute to them.
  • Follow the GitHub workflow to create, review, and merge your changes.
  • Use GitHub issues and PRs to communicate with the Microsoft Learn team and get feedback on your contributions.
  • Apply the Microsoft Learn tips and tricks to create engaging and effective content for your audience.
  • Use the Markdown tooling for Learn to format your content and add interactive features.

I hope you’ll join me there and attend my session on Friday, November 10th!

Register for TechBash and Reserve Your Room by Oct 13th

This post was adapted from a post on the TechBash blog here.


The kids are back at school, the pro football season has started, and fall is arriving. That means time is running out to secure your tickets to TechBash and lock in our guaranteed low rates (jump to the end for a 10% ticket discount)!

The TechBash room block ends on October 13th!

The Kalahari Resort just extended the TechBash room block by one week. Book your room by Friday the 13th! Right now, room rates are just $179 per night for a standard Desert room on Monday through Friday nights during TechBash. You can reserve your room through the Kalahari booking site or by phone at 1-877-525-2427 (mention TechBash). After October 13th, rates and availability are no longer guaranteed!

Remember that your Kalahari Room includes full waterpark access for up to four people (including yourself). All-day waterpark admission normally costs $69.99 per person (or $45 for an evening). Bring your family, and the room more than pays for itself!

Standard tickets were extended too!

Not only that, but our Standard 3-day and 4-day event pricing was also extended until October 13th. For the final 23 days before TechBash, Late Bird pricing will be in effect. So, don’t wait… Register today!

Your favorite keynote speakers from Microsoft are coming to TechBash!

You love Visual Studio?

We have Mads Kristensen! He’ll be presenting his keynote, Visual Studio Secrets Uncovered.

You love Azure?

We have Paul Yuknewicz & Scott Hunter! They’ll join us to present Building and Scaling Cloud-Native Intelligent Applications on Azure.

You love .NET?

We have .NET languages PM Kathleen Dollard! She’ll be kicking off day one with Charting Your Course.

TechBash 2023 Keynotes

.NET Conf 2023 is happening in mid-November, but you can get the inside scoop early at TechBash.

In honor of the .NET 8 launch and .NET Conf, we’re running a sale. You can get 10% off 3-day and 4-day tickets with code DOTNET10. Sending your team? Email us at groups@techbash.com to ask about amazing group discount options for groups of 5+ or 10+.

Check out our website for the latest schedule!

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