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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By : Pieter van der Westhuizen
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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By: Pieter van der Westhuizen

Overview of this book

One of the leading open source frontend frameworks, Bootstrap has undergone a significant change and introduced several features that make designing compelling, next-generation UIs much simpler. Integrating Bootstrap with ASP.NET's powerful components can further enhance its capabilities. This book guides you through the process of creating an ASP.NET MVC website from scratch using Bootstrap. After a primer on the fundamentals of Bootstrap, you will learn your way around and create a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio. You will move on to learn about the various Bootstrap components as well as techniques to include them in your own projects. The book includes practical examples to show you how to use open-source plugins with Bootstrap and ASP.NET MVC and guides you through building an ASP.NET MVC website using Bootstrap, utilizing layout and user-interface components. At the end of this book, you will find some valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Bootstrap-integrated and ASP.NET MVC-integrated website.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC Second Edition
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Using Gulp to compile the Bootstrap Sass files

If you would like the option to customize the Bootstrap Sass files in order to use them in your project, you can automate the Sass compilation process by creating a Gulp task for it.

Visual Studio Code supports the ability to run tasks and analyze their results from inside it. Task can include many things such as compiling Sass, minifying CSS, or copying files to different folders.

In order to configure task inside Visual Studio Code, follow these steps:

  1. Inside Visual Studio Code, open the Command Palette by pressing the F1 key.

  2. Type the following inside the Command Palette and press Enter:

            Configure Task Runner 
  3. Select Grunt from the list and press the Enter key.

  4. The command will automatically create a new folder called .vscode with a new tasks.json file inside it.

  5. You'll need Gulp and the gulp-sass plugin in order to compile the Bootstrap 4 SCSS files to CSS. To install this plugin, open the command prompt and enter the following commands...