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C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints

By : Dirk Strauss, Jas Rademeyer
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C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints

By: Dirk Strauss, Jas Rademeyer

Overview of this book

.NET Core is a general purpose, modular, cross-platform, and open source implementation of .NET. With the latest release of .NET Core, many more APIs are expected to show up, which will make APIs consistent across .Net Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin. This step-by-step guide will teach you the essential .NET Core and C# concepts with the help of real-world projects. The book starts with a brief introduction to the latest features of C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 before moving on to explain how C# 7 can be implemented using the object-oriented paradigm. You'll learn to work with relational data using Entity Framework and see how to use ASP.NET Core practically. This book will show you how .NET Core allows the creations of cross-platform applications. You'll also learn about SignalR to add real-time functionality to your application. Then you will see how to use MongoDB and how to implement MongoDB into your applications. You'll learn about serverless computing and OAuth concepts, along with running ASP.NET Core applications with Docker Compose. This project-based guide uses practical applications to demonstrate these concepts. By the end of the book, you'll be proficient in developing applications using .NET Core 2.0.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Running the eBookManager application

When the application starts for the first time, there will be no Virtual Storage Spaces available. To create one, we will need to import some books. Click on the Import eBooks menu item:

The Import eBooks screen opens where you can add a new storage space and Selectsource folder for eBooks:

Once you have selected an eBook, add the applicable information regarding the book and save it to the storage space:

After you have added all the storage spaces and eBooks, you will see the Virtual Storage Spaces listed. As you click on a storage space, the books it contains will be listed:

Selecting an eBook and clicking on the Read eBook button will open up the file location containing the selected eBook:

Lastly, let's have a look at the JSON file generated for the eBook Manager application:

As you can see, the JSON file is quite nicely laid out and it is easily readable.