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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

Installing Docker on Windows 10 Pro

For Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise, Docker Community Edition (CE) is available for free.


You can download Docker CE from

Docker CE requires Hyper-V and, for this reason, you need to be running Windows 10 Pro or higher. To see what version of Windows you have, open Command Prompt as Administrator and type in the following command at the prompt:


You will see the following information displayed:

To check whether Hyper-V is enabled, scroll a little way down:

Earlier versions of Windows don't have Hyper-V, so Docker CE will not run. From the Docker documentation (, Windows 10 Home is also not supported.

For older Mac and Windows systems, Docker Toolbox can be installed. This uses the free Oracle VM VirtualBox. For more information on this, have a look at