Bye-Bye Project.json and .xproj and welcome back .csproj

Bye-Bye Project.json and .xproj and welcome back .csproj

In my previous post, I posted about Some cool Project.json features with ASP.NET Core and also mentioned about announcement made by Microsoft in May 2016 that Project.json will be going away so as .xproj and .csproj will make a comeback for .NET Core. This change was supposed to come out after tooling preview 2 release and in one of recent nightly build release of .NET core, this change is introduced. So bye-bye Project.json and .xproj and welcome back .csproj.
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Some cool Project.json features with ASP.NET Core

As of today, Project.json is the way to define your dependencies, managing runtime frameworks, compilation settings, adding scripts to execute at different events (Prebuild, Postbuild etc.) for ASP.NET Core projects. Though, it will be no longer available in future releases of ASP.NET Core. But since it is available till now, and I used couple of features which I found useful. So sharing those cool Project.json features with ASP.NET Core that you may also find helpful. (more…)

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Use NancyFx in ASP.NET Core

NancyFx is a lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .NET and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions. Advantage of NancyFx is, it prefers conventions over configuration and supports DELETE, GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, POST, PUT and PATCH requests and provides a simple and elegant way to return response with just a couple of keystrokes. In this post, let’s find out how to use NancyFx in ASP.NET Core. (more…)

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Shadow Properties with Entity Framework Core

How to use Shadow Properties with Entity Framework Core

As mentioned in my earlier post Quick summary of what’s new in Entity Framework Core 1.0, “Shadow Properties” is one of the new feature of Entity Framework Core. Shadow Properties are fields which are not part of your entity class so they don’t exist in your class but they do exist in entity model. In this post, let’s find out how to use shadow properties in Entity Framework Core. (more…)

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