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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

Creating an Azure Function

Without further delay, let's create our own Azure Function. The function we are going to create is going to validate an email address using regular expressions. This is a very standard development task to code. It is also a function that will be widely used across many applications:


You will need to have an Azure account. If you do not have one, you can set up a free trial account at—

  1. Point your browser at— and log on to your Azure portal.
  2. Once logged in, look for the Create a resource link. Click on the link and then look for the Compute link under the Azure Marketplace section. Refer to the following screenshot:

  1. A little way down under the Featured section, you will see Function App as an option. Click on that link:
  1. You will now be presented with the Function App settings screen. The following options need to be entered:
    • App name: This is the globally unique name of your Azure Function.
    • Subscription...