.NET MAUI — Year-End Roadmap (v23.2)

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The information contained within this blog post details our current/projected development plans. Please note that this information is being shared for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and does not represent a binding commitment on the part of Developer Express Inc. This roadmap and the features/products listed within it are subject to change. You should not rely on or use this information to help make a purchase decision about Developer Express Inc products.

.NET 8 Support

We will support .NET 8 so you can use the latest enhancements available on the .NET MAUI platform.

End of .NET Standard 2 Support

With our next major update v23.2 (December 2023), our assemblies will not be built against this target. Learn more about this change in the following blog post: .NET — .NET Standard 2.0 Deprecation, Support for .NET 6 or .NET 8 (LTS) in DevExpress Libraries (v23.2).

New PDF Viewer Control

We expect to ship a PDFViewer in v23.2. The control will include the following built-in features:

  • Pan and zoom
  • Bookmark navigation
  • Search
  • Text Selection
  • Toolbar Customization
DevExpress MAUI PDF Viewer

New Rich Text Editor Control

We expect to release a .NET MAUI Rich Text Editor with the following word-processing/text formatting related capabilities:

  • Text style setting (bold, italic, underline, strikethrough)
  • Font Settings
  • Bullet and numbered lists
  • Links
  • Toolbar customization
  • Read-only mode
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Undo/Redo operations

DevExpress MAUI Rich Text Editor DevExpress MAUI Rich Text Editor With Expanded Toolbar

New Image Editor Control

We will add a new Image Editor Control to the DevExpress .NET MAUI library. With it, users can format selected images to address app-specific requirements. The following image actions/features will be available:

  • Crop
  • Rotate
  • Mirror vertically/horizontally
  • Zoom
DevExpress MAUI Image Editor

New Circular Progress Bar Control

To help visualize multiple progress lines on-screen, v23.2 will include a new Circular Progress Bar Control. You will be able to add custom content to the Circular Progress Bar Control and inform users about actual progress value/indicator purpose.

MAUI Gauge Control

DevExpress MVVM Framework Support

We will port core functionality from our WinForms/WPF MVVM Frameworks to .NET MAUI, including:

  • A base bindable class for view models
  • DelegateCommands
  • Messenger

MAUI DevExpress MVVM

Collection View Enhancements

Custom Item Layout

We expect to implement advanced layout options within our .NET MAUI Collection View. With Custom Item Layout, you will be able to arrange items based on custom rules (and show multiple items or cards in one row).

MAUI DevExpress CollectionView Custom Layout

Scroll Event

We will implement a scroll event to help you determine when a user starts scrolling the DevExpress .NET MAUI Collection View. This will allow you to hide the toolbar or fast access buttons (FAB) when users start scrolling the Collection View. This technique allows you to save mobile screen space.


Currently, when you use a custom ItemTemplate, you need to add an element to separate items manually. We will give you the option to add a built-in splitter automatically.

Tap Animation

A tap animation will help you implement a visually responsive application. Since .NET MAUI executes basic animations in native code, your application can initiate navigation when the animation is played on-screen.

Advanced Layout Panels

We will implement advanced Grid and Dock panels to more easily arrange elements on a given page.

DevExpress Grid MAUI Layout DevExpress DockPanel MAUI Layout

What's New in v23.1

If you have yet to review the features/capabilities introduced in our most recent major update, please visit the following webpage and let us know what you think of this release by responding to our online survey: Explore Our Newest Features (v23.1).

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