Book Image

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

Installing the required packages

We need to install three NuGet packages to our Solution that will assist us in our quest. This is done through the Package Manager Console.

Go to Tools | NuGet Package Manager | Package Manager Console:

Entity Framework Core SQL Server

There are various database providers catered for by EF Core, including Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MySQL. We will use SQL Server as a database provider.


For a full list of database providers, have a look at the official Microsoft documentation at:

In the console window, type the following command and hit Enter:

Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

You should see a few response lines showing the items that were successfully installed.

Entity Framework Core tools

Next up, we'll install some Entity Framework Core tools that will assist us with creating our database from our models.

In the console window, type the following command and hit...