aspnetcore

A 26-post collection

Creating RazorPage apps using the CLI

While I was creating a recent test application with Razor Pages, I found myself clicking the "new file" button in VS Code too many times when I wanted to add a new Page. I really love the .NET CLI and with every release, there seems to be something I discover that has been added to either the core functionality or the templates. Running dotnet new this time around I fell upon the page template... Within your application, run dotnet new page and a new Razor Page is added to to the project. See the -h|--help some items removed for brevity $ dotnet new page -h -n, --name The name for the output being created. If no name is specified, the...


Workshop gets an update - JavaScript Services, Docker, Kubernetes and Helm!

If you've been to a conference around .NET in the last year or so, there's likely been workshop available from the .NET team. Jeff Fritz, Jon Galloway, Maria Naggaga, Damian Edwards and/or Daniel Roth and I have all presented in part some of the ConferencePlanner app. The workshop contains building an application from scratch in .NET Core using Razor Pages, Entity Framework, Web API. I spent some time over the last week updating the workshop to add options for using the updated JavaScriptServices and Deployment options with Docker, Kubernetes, and Helm. Adding JavaScript Services Adding Angular SPA using JavaScript Services Some great improvements have been made to the JavaScript Services for using Angular and React, integrating each frameworks' CLI...


Push your images to Azure CDN on publish with gulp

Performance is always at the top of my mind when developing a web app. Using tools such as WebPageTest where a common hit against your grade will be the lack of CDN use will affect performance. Use of CDN - Each request for a piece of content to the web server has to travel from the user's browser all the way to the server and back. As you get further and further from the server this can become a significant amount of time (which adds up quickly as there are more requests on the page). Ultimately the time it takes is limited by the speed of light so there's not much you can do except to move your server closer...


dotnet CLI Tab completions now available in 2.0

Tab completion on the command line is like having a superpower for some of the CLI tools we have at our fingertips. With so many commands, paramaters and/or options; it's nice to be able to type a few characters and tap the {Tab} key and get some help. I've gotten spoiled even with directory searching by just hitting tab now in zsh and having the list popup and getting the "pick list" to choose the right one. A long standing issue for the .NET CLI for the command line lovers was this missing feature. Wait no longer, with the 2.0 release you can now enable it with by adding some config to your .bashrc, .zshrc or even Powershell...


Don't lose your swagger with dotnet build

See GitHub Issue #795 for the details and discussion. One of the undocumented changes of converting from project.json to csproj, was the <DocumentationFile> no longer automatically copied to the output folder during the build or publish process. There have been multiple solutions, both pre and post publish scripts. However, understanding how MSBUILD works and finding the simplest way is key. Thanks to Eric Erhardt's latest comment here I think that this is the cleanest way. Add the following snippet to the .csproj to enable the copy of the documentation file to the output folder. It supports the F5 options as well as the dotnet build / dotnet publish CLI commands. Another important option tested was the ability to...