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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 application on macOS

For this portion of the chapter, I will assume that you are using a Mac that has had .NET Core 1.1 installed. If you do not have .NET Core installed on your Mac, head on over to and follow the installation steps (or follow along):

  1. Simply put, from your .NET Core solution in Windows, just publish the .NET Core application. Then, go ahead and copy the published files to your Mac. I just put my published files in a desktop folder called netCoreInfoDash:

  1. Open the Terminal on your Mac and change the working directory to the netCoreInfoDash folder. Type in the command dotnet SystemInfo.dll and hit Enter:

Because the project was created for .NET Core 2.0 and our Mac only has .NET Core 1.1, we will see the following error message in the Terminal:

  1. We need to update the version of .NET Core on the Mac to version 2.0. To do this, go to and install .NET Core 2.0.

Installing the .NET Core SDK...