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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

Learning the basics of Razor syntax

The beauty of Razor, compared to other templating view engines, is that it minimizes the code required when constructing your views or content pages. This enables a clean, fast, and fluid coding workflow to boost your productivity when composing UIs.

To embed C# code into your Razor files (.cshtml), you need to tell the engine that you are injecting a server-side code block by using the @ symbol. Typically, your C# code block must appear within the @{…} expression. This means that as soon as you type @, the engine is smart enough to know that you are starting to write C# code. Everything that follows after the opening { symbol is assumed to be server-side code, until it reaches the matching closing block } symbol.

Let's take a look at some examples for you to better understand the Razor syntax basics.

Rendering simple data

In a typical ASP.NET Core MVC web application generated from the default template, you'll see the...