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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 on Windows

The first thing we need to do is set up .NET Core 2.0 on our development machine. For the purposes of this book, I am using a Windows PC to illustrate this step but, in reality, you would be able to set up a .NET Core application on macOS or on Linux.

I will be illustrating how to set up .NET Core on Linux later on in this chapter. The process is similar for macOS, but I find that it is a bit trickier on Linux. Therefore, I have opted to show this step by step for Linux.

For macOS, I will show you how to run this application created on a Windows PC. This is the true beauty of .NET Core. It is a truly cross-platform technology capable of performing flawlessly on any of the three platforms (Windows, macOS, and Linux):

  1. Point your browser to and download the .NET Core SDK:

The installation is also quite straightforward. If you have a look at this screen, you will notice similarities between this and the Linux installation. Both...