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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

Setting up the project

Using Visual Studio 2017, we will create an ASP.NET Web Application project. You can call the application anything you like, but I called mine cricketScoreTrack. When you click on the new ASP.NET Web Application template, you will be presented with a few ASP.NET templates.

The ASP.NET templates are:

  • Empty
  • Web Forms
  • MVC
  • Web API
  • Single Page Application
  • Azure API App
  • Azure Mobile App

We are just going to select the Web Forms template. For this application, we don't need authentication, so don't change this setting:


I will assume that you have also downloaded the application from GitHub for this chapter, because you will need it as we discuss the architecture. The URL is—

Click on OK to create the web application. The project will be created and will look as follows:

To give you an idea of what we are building, the UI will look as follows:

The various sections are as follows:

  • Batsmen...