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C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Blueprints

By : Dirk Strauss, Jas Rademeyer
Book Image

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

Creating a client

As mentioned in our Project Layout, the client will consist of JavaScript functions for sending messages to and receiving message from the server, and HTML elements for display.

  1. In your project, add a new folder under wwwroot, called scripts:

Remember that the node_modules directory that was created for us by our npm command earlier?

  1. Navigate to the following path within the node_modules directory:


Take a look at the following screenshot:

  1. Copy the signalr-client-1.0.0-alpha2-final.min.js file to the scripts folder we just created in our project. We will be referencing this library within our HTML file, which we will create now.
  2. Add an HTML page to the wwwroot folder. I've named mine index.html. I'll recommend naming yours the same. I'll explain later:

We'll keep the client page really simple. I'm using div tags as panels to show and hide the different sections on the page. I'm also using bootstrap to make it look nice, but you can design it...