Quick start for Avalonia UI

This guide shows how to embed DotNetBrowser into a cross-platform desktop application created with Avalonia 11.

Before you begin make sure that your system meets software and hardware requirements.

1. Install DotNetBrowser templates

Open the Terminal or Command Line prompt, and install DotNetBrowser templates if not installed yet:

dotnet new install DotNetBrowser.Templates

For .NET 6.0, use a slightly different command:

dotnet new --install DotNetBrowser.Templates

After installation, the template projects will be available in both .NET CLI and Visual Studio.

2. Get trial license

To get a free 30-day trial license, fill in the web form and click the GET MY FREE TRIAL button. You will receive an email with the license key.

3. Create Avalonia app with DotNetBrowser

Create a new application:

dotnet new dotnetbrowser.avalonia.app -o Embedding.AvaloniaUi -li <your_license_key>
dotnet new dotnetbrowser.avalonia.app -o Embedding.AvaloniaUi -lang VisualBasic -li <license_key>

The project will be created in the folder Embedding.AvaloniaUi.

By default, this project will target net7.0. Use -f option to specify net6.0 instead.

4. Run your application

Finally, launch the application by running the following command in the terminal:

dotnet run --project Embedding.AvaloniaUi

Here’s how the result will look on different platforms:

DotNetBrowser and Avalonia on Windows

DotNetBrowser + Avalonia on Windows

DotNetBrowser and Avalonia on macOS

DotNetBrowser + Avalonia on macOS

DotNetBrowser and Avalonia on Linux

DotNetBrowser + Avalonia on Linux

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