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How to draw using Maui.Graphics in a Console Application

This page describes how to draw using Maui.Graphics from a console application and save the output as an image file.

⚠️ Warning: The Maui.Graphics package is currently in preview and its API may change as the library matures.

1. Create a Console Application

dotnet new console

2. Add NuGet Packages

dotnet add package Microsoft.Maui.Graphics
dotnet add package Microsoft.Maui.Graphics.Skia

3. Draw Graphics

Create a bitmap export context, interact with its canvas, then save the output as an image file:

using Microsoft.Maui.Graphics;
using Microsoft.Maui.Graphics.Skia;

SkiaBitmapExportContext bmp = new(600, 400, 1.0f);
ICanvas canvas = bmp.Canvas;

canvas.FillColor = Color.FromArgb("#003366");
canvas.FillRectangle(0, 0, bmp.Width, bmp.Height);

Random rand = new(0);
canvas.StrokeColor = Colors.White.WithAlpha(.5f);
canvas.StrokeSize = 2;
for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
    float x = rand.Next(bmp.Width);
    float y = rand.Next(bmp.Height);
    float r = rand.Next(5, 50);
    canvas.DrawCircle(x, y, r);