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Validate Model State automatically in ASP.NET Core 2.0

A ModelState is a collection of name and value pairs submitted to the server during a POST request. It also contains a collection of error messages for each value. The Modelstate represents validation errors in submitted HTML form values. Model validation is the first statement in each controller action method to check for any error before moving forward. A familiar piece of code.

The IsValid property will be true when the values are attached correctly to the model AND no validation rules are broken in the binding process. However, writing this piece of code in every action method increases efforts, lines of code and repetitiveness. It would be appropriate to make model validation a reusable piece or even better would be to automate this process. This post talks about how to validate model state automatically in ASP.NET Core 2.0.
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Quick Tip – Return HTTP Status Code from ASP.NET Core Methods

It is advisable to return the proper HTTP status code in response to a client request. This helps the client to understand the request’s result and then take corrective measure to handle it. Proper use of the status codes will help to handle a request’s response in an appropriate way. Out of the box, ASP.NET Core has inbuilt methods for the most common status codes. Like,

  • return Ok(); // Http status code 200
  • return Created(); // Http status code 201
  • return NoContent(); // Http status code 204
  • return BadRequest(); // Http status code 400
  • return Unauthorized(); // Http status code 401
  • return Forbid(); // Http status code 403
  • return NotFound(); // Http status code 404

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New features of .NET Core 2.1

Earlier this week, Microsoft published the roadmap for .NET Core 2.1, ASP.NET Core 2.1 and EF Core 2.1, expected to be out in the first quarter of 2018. The team also talked about several new features with this new release. This release is more of a feedback-oriented release based on .NET Core 2.0 release. The.NET Core 2.0 is a huge success and already more than half a million developers are now using .NET Core 2.0. All thanks to .NET Standard 2.0 release. In this post find out about the new features of .NET Core 2.1. (more…)

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Create Petstore like Swagger UI for ASPNET Core WEB API

Create Petstore like Swagger UI for ASP.NET Core WEB API

Swagger doesn’t need an introduction as it is the world’s largest framework of API developer tools for the OpenAPI Specification(OAS), enabling development across the entire API life-cycle, from design and documentation, to test and deployment. Swagger is an UI representation of your RESTful API. It allows anyone — be it your development team or your end consumers — to visualize and interact with the API’s resources having none of the implementation logic in place. The Petstore (created by the swagger team) is a demonstration of the beautiful Swagger UI. You can easily integrate the Swagger in your application, but the sad part is you will get a different UI, not same as available @ Petstore. In this post, let’s find out how to create Petstore like Swagger UI for ASP.NET Core WEB API.
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