Creating a Nuget Package from Class library Package

If you are following the progress of ASP.NET Core 1.0, then you must have realized the list of new features of ASP.NET Core 1.0 is quite long. I tried to cover some of them in my earlier posts here and here. And one of the new feature was introduction of a new Class library (Package) project template. This new project template allows you to create Nuget package of your class library, instead of DLL.
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Quick summary of what’s changed in ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0

Earlier I posted about ASP.NET 5 was renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0 and with this name change, ASP.NET MVC 6 is now ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0. As ASP.NET Core 1.0 is completely re-written (to make it faster, better, modular and platform agnostic), it has also brought lots of freshness in ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0. The fundamental concepts of MVC remain the same, many of the underlying layers of the framework have changed. So here is quick and short summary of what’s changed in ASP.NET Core MVC 1.0 compared to all its previous versions.

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DOTNET 5.4 or .NET Platform Standard

DotNet 5.4 or .NET Platform Standards

Yes, you read it right “DotNet 5.4“. Create a nuget class library using Visual Studio 2015 and RC 1 update. And take a look at the Project.json file, you will be surprised to see “DotNet 5.4” in the framework section. Recently ASP.NET 5 was renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0, then from where DotNet 5.4 came from? They are yet to release RC 2 for ASP.NET Core 1.0 and I was like “Have I really missed the release of Dotnet 5.1 to 5.3? “.
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How to rename wwwroot folder in ASP.NET Core 1.0

As mentioned earlier in my post quick summary of what’s changed in ASP.NET Core 1.0, wwwroot folder is new addition to ASP.NET Core 1.0 project structure. It’s place to keep all your static content like images, css and js files. Though, you can remove this folder from your project but if it is present then ASP.NET Core 1.0 expects folder with name wwwroot. And you can’t change the name directly from wwwroot to anything of your choice, as it works on conventions. In this post, let’s see how to rename wwwroot folder in ASP.NET Core 1.0.
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