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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)
1
Section 1: The Fundamentals of ASP.NET Core 3
7
Section 2: Improving Productivity
14
Section 3: Advanced Topics
Appendix A: The dotnet Tool

Page layouts

Page layouts work in a similar way for Blazor as they do for Razor Pages and views. A Blazor page normally has a layout, and a layout needs to declare where to render the contents of its pages through a @Body declaration, as illustrated in the following code snippet:

@inherits LayoutComponentBase

<div>This is a layout</div>
<div>Body goes here:</div>
@Body

However, Blazor layouts do not support multiple sections, only a single one (the body).

Layouts are declared on the route (see next section), on the _Imports.razor file—a way to apply a layout for multiple pages—like this:

@layout MyLayout

Or, they are declared in the code file for the component, using the [Layout] attribute, as follows:

[Layout(typeof(MainLayout))]

Normally, a layout should inherit from LayoutComponentBase, but it is necessary to declare this; otherwise, being a component, it would inherit from ComponentBase...