Log in to like this post! App Builder Release with Blazor, Desktop App and More Zdravko Kolev / Thursday, December 16, 2021 The December update of App Builder is here and includes some significant updates. During the last few months, the App Builder product team has been focusing on enriching our web-based WYSIWYG tool not only with new Blazor code generation, feature enhancements and installable desktop app. If this is your first time learning about App Builder, let me quickly share again why you should consider it as a key tool in the application development process in your organization: A visual app builder - the unified platform for product managers, designers, and developers. Cloud-based WYSIWYG drag & drop tool that helps companies design and build complete business apps 80% faster than ever before. A low-code tool producing brilliant Angular code from your design. What's new? Blazor Code Generation (beta) Yes, I've said it, since we shipped App Builder earlier this year, the #1 feature request was “Blazor code generation” and now we provide it. You spoke, and we listened! Its still beta, although it provides everything that you will need in order to kickstart your Blazor WASM project. Blazor support documentation Brand new Main menu UI We've updated the application menu in App Builder to make it easier to manage your apps. You can now use the redesigned menu to switch between existing apps and available group workspaces. A group workspace lets you collaborate on apps with other invited members. And you get notified when others make changes. If you don't have a workspace, you can also create a new one from the app menu and then invite members. Picking "My Projects" or a group workspace will show a gallery-view of your apps with the option to rename and delete. We've also added sections for recently viewed and deleted apps. App Builder desktop application for Windows, MacOS and Linux Stay connected to your apps on any device Everyone needs instant access to their work no matter where they are – we’ve got you covered! Mobile, desktop, or web, App Builder is designed, so you can empower your team to reach its full potential from any device, even on the go. Windows installer MacOS installer Linux installer Nested collection inside a response object The App Builder now supports nested collection inside a response object. You can now bring in APIs that wrap the return collection in a metadata object (e.g. oData and others) and use the nested collection for data-binding components such as the Grid or to perform repeat operations based on it. Check out how to use data in your app topic. Export to excel feature in the Grid You can now enable Export to excel for the Grid. Drag a Grid and add the Toolbar feature, from there edit the toolbar options and check "Enable exporting". Export to excel topic from Angular docs. Automatic assets compression upon upload Previously there was a file size limit up of 5mb and a max dimension of 4096x4096 , and a warning was shown upon file upload. Now we automatically handle that for you. XD Plugin is now available This is the initial release of Indigo.Design Plugin for Adobe XD providing the functionality for creating Angular apps from your Adobe XD designs built with the Indigo.Design UI Kit available here. - Indigo.Design UI Kit - Designed with Indigo.Design UI components Download from here. - Plugin for XD - Apply themes or publish designs to the cloud - Download from here. - Sample Apps - XD files created with our UI Kit - Download from here. Sketch Plugin enhancements Improved theming and new Create new app from Sketch story. - Sketch UI Kit - Download from here - Plugin for Sketch - Download from here - Sample files - Download from here Wrap Up Briefly described, these are all the new features and components that you will see in the December update of App Builder. If you need more details, we encourage you to check out our: - Discord channel. - GitHub discussions. - Roadmap - YouTube channel Of course, if you feel we have missed anything or you have a question, just drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.