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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

Chapter 3. Cross Platform .NET Core System Info Manager

In this chapter, we will be creating a simple Information Dashboard application that displays information about the computer we are running on as well as the weather conditions at the location of that machine. This is done using the IP address, and while perhaps not 100% accurate (seeing as the location given for me was a town or so away), the concept I want to prove here is not location accuracy.

Regarding the application we're creating, we will be doing the following:

  • Setting up the application on Windows
  • Having a look at the Startup.cs file and adding controllers and views
  • Running the application on Windows
  • Running the application on macOS
  • Setting up and running the application on Linux

This chapter is all about what ASP.NET Core is. For those of you who don't know, .NET Core allows us to create applications that will run on Windows, macOS, and Linux.


.NET Core includes ASP.NET Core and EF Core.

Microsoft defines ASP.NET Core as follows...