Getting Started with WPF Blazor Application

27 Feb 20243 minutes to read

This section explains how to create and run the first WPF Blazor App UI (.NET WPF Blazor) app with Syncfusion Blazor components.

What is WPF Blazor App?

WPF Blazor App is an app where Blazor web app is hosted in WPF app using BlazorWebView control. This enable a Blazor web app to be integrated with platform features and UI controls. Also, BlazorWebView can be added to any page of WPF Blazor app, and pointed to the root of the Blazor app. The Blazor components run natively in the .NET process and render web UI to an embedded web view control. WPF Blazor apps can run on all the platforms supported by WPF.

Visual Studio provides WPF Application template to create WPF Blazor Apps.

Prerequisites

Create a new WPF Blazor App in Visual Studio

You can create a WPF Blazor App using Visual Studio via Microsoft Templates

Install Syncfusion Blazor Calendars and Themes NuGet in the App

Here’s an example of how to add Blazor Calendar component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search and install Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars and Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes. Alternatively, you can utilize the following package manager command to achieve the same.

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars -Version 26.1.35
Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes -Version 26.1.35

NOTE

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor and Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor service in the MainWindow.xaml.cs file of your WPF Blazor App.

using Syncfusion.Blazor;
    ....
    serviceCollection.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
    ....

Add stylesheet and script resources

The theme stylesheet and script can be accessed from NuGet through Static Web Assets. Reference the stylesheet and script in the <head> of the ~wwwroot/index.html file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

NOTE

Check out the Blazor Themes topic to discover various methods (Static Web Assets, CDN, and CRG) for referencing themes in your Blazor application. Also, check out the Adding Script Reference topic to learn different approaches for adding script references in your Blazor application.

Add Syncfusion Blazor component

Now add Syncfusion Blazor component in any razor file. Here, the Calendar component is added in ~/Counter.razor.

<SfCalendar TValue="DateTime"></SfCalendar>

In the Visual Studio toolbar, select the start button to build and run the app.

Build and run WPF Blazor App

WPF Blazor App with Syncfusion Blazor Components

NOTE

Download demo from GitHub