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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

Reading and writing data to MongoDB

In this section, we will have a look at how to read a list of work items from the MongoDB database and also how to insert a new work item into the database. I call them work items, because a work item can be a task or a bug. This can be done by performing the following steps:

  1. In the Models folder, create a new class called WorkItem, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. Add the following code to the WorkItem class. You will notice that Id is of type ObjectId. This represents the unique identifier in the MondoDB document that gets created.


You need to ensure that you add the following using statement to your WorkItem class using MongoDB.Bson;.

Take a look the following code:

public class WorkItem 
    public ObjectId Id { get; set; } 
    public string Title { get; set; } 
    public string Description { get; set; } 
    public int Severity { get; set; } 
    public string WorkItemType { get; set; } 
    public string AssignedTo { get; set; } 
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