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ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By : Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price
Book Image

ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners

By: Andreas Helland, Vincent Maverick Durano, Jeffrey Chilberto, Ed Price

Overview of this book

ASP.NET Core 5 for Beginners is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the framework. This condensed guide takes a practical and engaging approach to cover everything that you need to know to start using ASP.NET Core for building cloud-ready, modern web applications. The book starts with a brief introduction to the ASP.NET Core framework and highlights the new features in its latest release, ASP.NET Core 5. It then covers the improvements in cross-platform support, the view engines that will help you to understand web development, and the new frontend technologies available with Blazor for building interactive web UIs. As you advance, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the different frameworks and capabilities that ship with ASP.NET Core. You'll also get to grips with securing web apps with identity implementation, unit testing, and the latest in containers and cloud-native to deploy them to AWS and Microsoft Azure. Throughout the book, you’ll find clear and concise code samples that illustrate each concept along with the strategies and techniques that will help to develop scalable and robust web apps. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to leverage ASP.NET Core 5 to build and deploy dynamic websites and services in a variety of real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1 – Crawling
Section 2 – Walking
Section 3 – Running

Debugging in Visual Studio

As we have seen with browser developer tools, the capabilities of Visual Studio for debugging cannot be covered in a single chapter. Our objective will be to highlight some of the features so you have a good understanding of the fundamentals.

Controlling the application launch and target

The first thing in Visual Studio we will look at is controlling how the application is launched. Below the menu, there is a toolbar that shows the launch settings. Figure 11.29 shows this menu bar expanded:

Figure 11.29 – Launch settings

This allows us to control how the application is launched, and in the preceding screenshot, we have two options: IIS Express and Chapter11. These values tie into the launch settings, and the file controlling these options is in the Properties folder as shown in Figure 11.30:

Figure 11.30 – Launch Settings JSON

In the launchSettings.json file, we can see two entries in...