Cross platform .NET UI Framework with bindings and XAML
We're pleased to announce that Avalonia is now in alpha!
What does alpha mean? Well, it means that it's now at a stage where you can have a play and hopefully create simple applications. There's now a Visual Studio Extension containing project and item templates that will help you get started, and there's an initial complement of controls. There's still a lot missing, and you will find bugs, and the API will change, but this represents the first time where we've made it somewhat easy to have a play and experiment with the framework.
How do I try it out
The easiest way to try out Avalonia is to install the Visual Studio Extension.
This will add a Avalonia project template and a Window template to the standard Visual Studo "Add" dialog (yes, icons still to come :) ):
Creating a Avalonia Project will give you a simple project with a single XAML window. We even have a simple designer:
You can also find the project on GitHub
You can read news about Avalonia on Groky's blog
Fow now we can run on Windows, Linux and Mac.