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Modern Web Development with ASP.NET Core 3 - Second Edition

By : Ricardo Peres
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Modern Web Development with ASP.NET Core 3 - Second Edition

By: Ricardo Peres

Overview of this book

ASP.NET has been the preferred choice of web developers for a long time. With ASP.NET Core 3, Microsoft has made internal changes to the framework along with introducing new additions that will change the way you approach web development. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to help you make the most of the latest features in the framework, right from gRPC and conventions to Blazor, which has a new chapter dedicated to it. You’ll begin with an overview of the essential topics, exploring the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, various platforms, dependencies, and frameworks. Next, you’ll learn how to set up and configure the MVC environment, before delving into advanced routing options. As you advance, you’ll get to grips with controllers and actions to process requests, and later understand how to create HTML inputs for models. Moving on, you'll discover the essential aspects of syntax and processes when working with Razor. You'll also get up to speed with client-side development and explore the testing, logging, scalability, and security aspects of ASP.NET Core. Finally, you'll learn how to deploy ASP.NET Core to several environments, such as Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Docker. By the end of the book, you’ll be well versed in development in ASP.NET Core and will have a deep understanding of how to interact with the framework and work cross-platform.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: The Fundamentals of ASP.NET Core 3
Section 2: Improving Productivity
Section 3: Advanced Topics
Appendix A: The dotnet Tool

Implementing Blazor

Depending on how you are hosting Blazor—through Server or WebAssembly models—the implementation is quite different. Visual Studio has support for creating Blazor Server or WebAssembly projects, as can be seen in the following screenshot:

Next, let's see how this works, in the sections ahead.

Implementing Blazor Server

Blazor Server also has the dotnet tool, which can be used as follows:

          dotnet new blazorserver

This will create a sample Blazor project in Server mode that communicates to a representational state transfer (REST) web API. This will be the same as if generating a Blazor project from Visual Studio and checking the ASP.NET Core hosted checkbox. If you have a look at the generated project, you will notice that, first, Blazor services need to be registered to the dependency injection (DI) framework, in ConfigureServices, as follows: