Last updated: February 13, 2023
Every Microsoft product has a lifecycle, including .NET MAUI. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. This product is governed by the Microsoft Modern Lifecycle.
Due to working with the underlying external dependencies (such as Xcode or Android SDK Tools), the .NET MAUI support policy works slightly differently from the .NET and .NET Core support policy.
.NET MAUI encompasses SDKs for:
.NET MAUI ships as an optional .NET workload. Starting with .NET 7, .NET MAUI aligns with the .NET release cadence, that is, .NET MAUI 7.0 shipped with .NET 7.0, .NET MAUI 8.0 will ship with .NET 8.0, and so on.
In order to respond to the shipping cadence of external dependencies (such as Xcode or Android SDK Tools), .NET MAUI is an optional workload that can be installed independent of installing the .NET SDK. As such, it's important to recognize that support for .NET MAUI works slightly differently from support for .NET, even though .NET MAUI will align with the .NET release cadence in the future.
A major version of .NET MAUI receives support for a minimum of 6 months after a successor (the next major release) ships. For example, .NET MAUI 6.0 will be supported for 6 months after .NET MAUI 7.0 ships. Similarly, .NET MAUI 7.0 will receive support for 6 months after .NET MAUI 8.0 ships.
Minor updates for .NET MAUI aren't planned at this time. However, if a minor update for .NET MAUI ships, the previous minor update is no longer supported.
To receive technical support from Microsoft, you need to be on the latest servicing level (update) for a .NET MAUI release.
Servicing updates are made available for supported versions of .NET MAUI. Servicing updates ship on the same monthly update cycle as the rest of .NET — in months where there are fixes, the update ships on the second Tuesday of the month (also known as Patch Tuesday) along with updates for .NET.
.NET MAUI updates may include a mix of security and non-security fixes in a single update.
Our step-by-step tutorial will help you get .NET MAUI running on your computer.