FREE .NET MAUI Data Editors, Template Gallery and More – Early Access Preview Build Available Now (v21.2)

As you may already know, Microsoft recently updated its release schedule for .NET MAUI (expected Q2, 2022 – previously set for release in November 2021– learn more). Microsoft’s decision to delay .NET MAUI will not affect our release schedule – we will continue to issue updates on a monthly basis.

This post describes features/capabilities we’ve introduced for .NET MAUI Preview 8. Before you download our Early Access Preview (EAP) build, two quick reminders:

  • Our Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI components are available free-of-charge. If you have yet to download your free copy, please visit to reserve your license today.
  • If you are not familiar with Microsoft’s .NET Multi-Platform App UI (MAUI) platform or how Microsoft has positioned MAUI (the evolution of Xamarin.Forms), please review Carl Franklin’s interview with Jonathan D, a developer on Microsoft’s MAUI team and Carl’s interview with James M, a well-known Xamarin-MAUI community influencer. Both videos are available on the DevExpress YouTube Channel.

Prerequisites: How to Test DevExpress Controls for .NET MAUI Preview 8

If you’re ready to explore the capabilities of our .NET MAUI UI controls (Data Grid, Charts, Collection View, Data Editors, and Navigation components for mobile development), please review the following: Visual Studio 2022 and .NET MAUI Prerequisites Guide.  

Early Access and CTP builds are provided solely for early testing purposes and are not ready for production use. This EAP may not include all MAUI features/products we expect to ship in our v21.2 release cycle. As its name implies, the EAP offers an early preview of what we expect to ship in 3-4 months.

What's New for .NET MAUI Preview 8

.NET MAUI Data Editors for iOS and Android

Our .NET MAUI Data Editors Library includes the following UI controls:

  • TextEdit
  • PasswordEdit
  • MultilineEdit
  • ComboBoxEdit
  • AutoCompleteEdit
  • NumericEdit
  • DateEdit / TimeEdit
  • CheckEdit
  • SimpleButton

Documentation & Example

.NET MAUI Data Grid

Our Data Grid for .NET MAUI Preview 8 supports iOS (Android support was introduced in .NET MAUI Preview 5). It now ships with built-in data editor support and includes the following predefined column types: 

  • Text
  • Date / Time
  • Numeric (Number)
  • Boolean (Switch)
  • ComboBox
  • AutoComplete
  • Picker (List)
  • Image and Custom Column Templates (these column types were introduced in .NET MAUI Preview 5)

.NET MAUI/Xamarin.Forms Template Gallery (Sneak Peak)

Oh, and before I forget...we've got some good news for those considering our free .NET MAUI or Xamarin.Forms UI controls for future use. We expect to release our Template Gallery shortly. Like other DevExpress application template wizards, our .NET MAUI/Xamarin.Forms Template Gallery was designed to simplify initial app setup.


We expect to ship our .NET MAUI Template Gallery within the next thirty days. Once our VSIX is published in the Visual Studio Marketplace, we'll make an official announcement on this blog. Please leave a comment below if you’d like to test this functionality prior to release. 

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