Avalonia vs Electron: What are the differences?
What is Avalonia? A multi-platform .NET UI framework. Avalonia is a multi-platform windowing toolkit - somewhat like WPF - that is intended to be multi- platform. It supports XAML, lookless controls and a flexible styling system, and runs on Windows using Direct2D and other operating systems using Gtk & Cairo.
Avalonia can be classified as a tool in the "Front-End Frameworks" category, while Electron is grouped under "Cross-Platform Desktop Development".
Avalonia and Electron are both open source tools. It seems that Electron with 74.9K GitHub stars and 9.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Avalonia with 6.75K GitHub stars and 617 GitHub forks.
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