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Cross-Platform WPF
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Use Avalonia XPF to take your WPF applications to new platforms. Save yourself time and money.

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Simplify Your Cross-Platform Migration

Save time and resources with Avalonia XPF. What used to be a long-term project is now a straightforward process.

Revitalise your apps

Extend the lifecycle of your existing WPF apps by seamlessly enabling them to run on new platforms, creating opportunities for new markets without requiring expensive and risky rewrites.

Bring your dependencies

Preserve your valuable investments in controls from Telerik, Actipro, DevExpress, Infragistics, Syncfusion, and SciChart, among others.

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The fastest port you'll ever do! With Avalonia XPF, you can take your WPF apps to new platforms in just 30 seconds.

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Configure Nuget

Add the private Avalonia XPF Nuget feed to your project.

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Update your project SDK

Replace Microsoft.NET.Sdk with XPF.

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Add your license details

Add your trial license to the csproj file.

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Start Testing

Start testing your WPF app on macOS and Linux!

How It Works

WPF Compatibility

We enable WPF apps to run on macOS and Linux with our Fork of WPF, which allows us to maintain both API and binary compatibility with WPF. Avalonia XPF replaces the low-level WPF code (MilCore) with Avalonia.

3rd Party Controls

Avalonia XPF supports a broad range of UI controls from the most popular control vendors. Where controls aren't compatible, we provide a range of options, including substitution.

Supported Platforms

Avalonia XPF currently supports Windows, macOS and Linux (desktop and embedded). WebAssembly, iOS and Android support is coming in 2024.

Licensing

Licenses are available to purchase on a per-app basis, with no limits on distribution. We also offer bespoke license agreements for more complex scenarios.

How it works

Family.Show Demo

Discover the power of cross-platform WPF for macOS and Linux with our Family.Show demo app, based on the original WPF Family.Show demo.

Powered by Avalonia XPF, this demo showcases how effortlessly you can adapt a classic WPF application into a cross-platform app.

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Developer Experience

Experience a smooth transition to Avalonia XPF, designed to provide developers with a familiar development experience with WPF. Our innovative platform ensures enterprises can harness their existing investments in WPF, making it effortless to adapt and work on projects across macOS and Linux.

Embrace the power of Avalonia XPF and enjoy a hassle-free, unified WPF development experience across platforms.

Use your favourite tools

There's no need to compromise on your choice of development environment. Harness the power of XPF to develop WPF applications across platforms using the tools you know and love.

Visual Studio enthusiasts can continue enjoying the robust feature set on their PC, bringing the convenience and performance they've come to appreciate. Alternatively, experience a first-class development experience with JetBrains Rider on Windows, macOS and Linux.

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3rd Party Controls

Bring your existing dependencies

Reusing the controls you have invested in not only becomes possible but effortless. Avalonia XPF supports renowned vendors, including Telerik, Actipro, DevExpress, Infragistics, Syncfusion, and SciChart

With Avalonia XPF for Enterprises, you can confidently support new platforms, knowing your vital third-party controls are compatible and maintaining the functionality and reliability your mission-critical applications demand.

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Hybrid XPF

We recognise that some of our customers wish to utilise specific WPF controls within their standard Avalonia applications. To meet this need, we've introduced Hybrid XPF licenses.

We've introduced Hybrid XPF licenses for customers wanting to embed specific WPF controls into their Avalonia apps. Hybrid XPF supports 700+ WPF controls from vendors, including Actipro, Syncfusion, and Telerik.

More details on Hybrid XPF licensing is available upon request.

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WPF for macOS

For years, developers have voiced their desire to run WPF applications on macOS. Avalonia XPF empowers developers to bring their WPF applications to the macOS platform with minimal changes required, ensuring that your WPF applications can now enjoy a wider audience.

This development marks a significant milestone, heralding a new era of versatility and accessibility for WPF developers committed to broadening the reach of their software. With Avalonia XPF, the dream of genuinely cross-platform WPF applications has become a reality.

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WPF for Linux

The rise of desktop Linux in scientific computing and its significant growth into embedded scenarios makes it an excellent moment to guarantee your WPF applications are Linux-compatible. Avalonia XPF is your gateway to effortlessly cater to an extensive array of Linux distributions, requiring minimal to no modifications of your code!

Avalonia XPF can bring about significant cost savings, particularly for embedded devices. Avalonia XPF enables shifting to more cost-effective ARM-based hardware, presenting a financially savvy alternative to x86-based devices. Combined with Linux's absence of OS licensing fees, it starkly contrasts the embedded Windows ecosystem, offering a compelling financial reason to adopt Avalonia XPF.

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FAQ

Still have unanswered questions and need to get in touch?

Avalonia XPF is based on WPF shipped with .NET 6.0 SDK. For WPF apps that are using older versions of .NET, we recommend upgrading to .NET 6 or .NET 7.

We're working hard to enable almost all of the WPF APIs. Currently, unsupported WPF features include Visual3D, Viewport3D, InkCanvas, Win32 interop, and custom Window chromes.

Yes. Libraries that don't use any Win32 APIs typically work without modification.
For libraries that use Win32 APIs, we enable a subset of Win32 APIs to work across supported platforms.

Yes. Avalonia XPF comes with both documentation and the Enterprise tier comes with email and chat support. Our engineers will also be available to work with your team to ensure your apps run perfectly!

XPF Indie is intended for individuals, but companies with annual revenue under €500,000, fewer than 3 employees, and who have received less than €1m in capital investment are eligible for Indie licenses. Indie subscriptions do not include support for complex 3rd-party controls.

No. Avalonia XPF is not open-source, and its source code is not freely available.

Yes. Avalonia XPF Works with all WPF applications, regardless of the language used. We have tested applications developed with C#, VB.NET and F#.

Avalonia UI will stay free and open-source, continuing to see new features and many updates. Avalonia XPF is a premium product designed for businesses, with the revenue going towards funding the development of our OSS projects, including Avalonia UI.

Yes, you can use Avalonia XPF for open-source projects. However, it's essential to keep your unique license key private. Your license key is directly tied to your XPF subscription, and sharing it publically could allow unauthorised use of your benefits. We recommend that OSS maintainers consider modernising their projects with Avalonia UI to enable wider adoption and community engagement.

Avalonia XPF is licensed per app and enables building for Windows, macOS and Linux. Enterprise licenses are perpetual, with optional upgrades after one year, while Indie licenses are subscription-based. There are no limitations to distribution or the number of developers developing the app.

Apps built with XPF remain fully functional, even if your license expires. Enterprise licenses are perpetual, allowing you to continue building with the last XPF version active during your subscription (generous renewal discounts available). Indie licenses operate on a subscription model, requiring an active subscription for ongoing XPF development.

No. Our Indie subscription requires a commitment of a minimum of 12 months. However, after this initial period, you have the flexibility to cancel your subscription at any time.

Exceptional Value

Every project size, every business need, perfectly priced.

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XPF for Indie Devs
99 per app

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Subscription license

Deploy to macOS or Linux

Windows Support Included

Additional Platforms from just €45 per month

Community Support

Significant Discounts for Multiple Apps

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Perpetual license

1-year of major/minor updates

Email Support

Slack & Teams Support

Mix-and-match WPF and Avalonia controls

Deploy to all desktop platforms

Unlimited Developers

50% discount on renewal

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Telerik Compatible

DevExpress Compatible

Actipro Compatible

Infragistics Compatible

Syncfusion Compatible

SciChart Compatible

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Can I try Avalonia XPF for free?

Absolutely. We provide a 30 day free trial for all new customers. Most customers have their apps running on macOS and Linux within a few hours.

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Do I get free updates?

Yes. All Avalonia XPF licenses include 12 months of free updates. After 12 months, you can renew your license for a discounted price.

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Can Avalonia XPF run on Windows?

Yup! We include a complimentary Windows license with every purchase. You can use Avalonia XPF to run your WPF apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Does it work with 3rd party packages?

Yes. Avalonia XPF is binary compatible with WPF, meaning 3rd party packages that work with WPF will work with Avalonia XPF without modification.

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Stop the struggle of porting your apps and discover a faster, more intuitive way to modernise your WPF apps. Sign up today to begin testing.

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