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ASP.NET Core 2.1: Razor UI as Class Library

One of the new features of ASP.NET Core 2.1 is, Razor UI as a class library. It makes easier to build and include Razor based UI in a library and share it across multiple projects. A new Razor SDK will enable building Razor files into a class library project that can then be packaged into a NuGet package. You can package your Razor views and pages (.cshtml files) along with your controllers, page models, and data models. Apps can then include pre-built UI components by referencing these packages and customize the UI by overriding specific views and pages. In this post, we’ll see how to create Razor UI as class library and how to reuse it. (more…)

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.NET Core 3.0 announced: Welcome .NET Core for windows desktop applications

.NET Core 3.0 was announced yesterday at the Microsoft Build event and let’s welcome .NET Core supports for Windows Desktop applications. Finally, this is happening as developers were asking for desktop applications with .NET Core. The highlight of .NET Core 3 is support for Windows desktop applications, specifically Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), and UWP XAML. You will be able to run new and existing Windows desktop applications on .NET Core and enjoy all the benefits that .NET Core has to offer. (more…)

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Upgrade Angular 5 app to Angular 6 with Visual Studio 2017

Angular 6 is out!! It’s another major release focused on minimum new features and more on the tooling to make upgrading and adding new libraries a lot easier. Earlier I posted about creating an Angular 5 application with Visual Studio 2017 using ASP.NET Core 2.1 SPA templates. Now, it’s time to upgrade the same angular app to the latest version which is Angular 6. This post talks about how to upgrade Angular 5 app to Angular 6 with Visual Studio 2017. The steps given in this post are applicable to any Angular 5 app, not limited Visual Studio 2017. (more…)

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Fix for Blazor error BL9986: Component attributes do not support complex content (mixed C# and markup)

Blazor 0.3.0 was released recently, and I thought of upgrading one of my previously created Blazor CRUD app to the recent version 0.3.0. The Blazor app uses a JavaScript function to control the visibility of the HTML controls present in the Todo list element. The HTML elements inside the list are given a dynamic ID to have uniqueness. Like,

<input id="[email protected]" style="display:none;">

Here, the ID attribute contains C# and HTML markup. Unfortunately, this gives an error BL9986: Component attributes do not support complex content (mixed C# and markup) while compiling in 0.3.0 version. This is a very common use case in any application to manipulate or apply markup based on the server-side data like applying different CSS classes based on a C# variable. In the first place, I was wondering why Blazor is not allowing this and unfortunately, there is not much help available online to fix it. (more…)

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Enforce HTTPS in ASPNET Core Razor Pages

Enforce HTTPS in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages

Razor Pages are a new feature of ASP.NET Core 2.0 that makes coding page-focused scenarios easier and more productive. Razor Pages are introduced with the intent of creating page focused scenarios where there is no real logic is involved. You can find all my razor pages posts here. The latest version (2.1) of ASP.NET Core supports HTTPS by default, but at the time of writing this post, it is still in the preview release. You can find all my ASP.NET Core 2.1 posts here. The app built on ASP.NET Core 2.0 version needs to be secured manually. In this post, we will see how to enforce HTTPS in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages applications. (more…)

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