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Blazor WebAssembly By Example - Second Edition

By : Toi B. Wright
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Blazor WebAssembly By Example - Second Edition

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By: Toi B. Wright

Overview of this book

Blazor WebAssembly helps developers build web applications without the need for JavaScript, plugins, or add-ons. With its continued growth in popularity, getting started with Blazor now can open doors to new career paths and exciting projects – and Blazor WebAssembly by Example will make your first steps easier. This is a project-based guide that will teach you how to build single-page web applications with Blazor, focusing heavily on the practical over the theoretical by providing detailed step-by-step instructions for each project. The author also includes a video for each project showing her following the step-by-step instructions, so readers can use them if they're unsure about any particular step. In this updated edition, you'll start by building simple standalone web applications and gradually progress to developing more advanced hosted web applications with SQL Server backends. Each project will cover a different aspect of the Blazor WebAssembly ecosystem, such as Razor components, JavaScript interop, security, event handling, debugging on the client, application state, and dependency injection. The book’s projects get more challenging as you progress, but you don’t have to complete them in order, which makes this book a valuable resource for beginners as well as those who just want to dip into specific topics. By the end of this book, you will have experience and lots of know-how on how to build a wide variety of single-page web applications with .NET, Blazor WebAssembly, and C#.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Index

Introduction to Blazor WebAssembly

Blazor WebAssembly is Microsoft’s new single-page application (SPA) framework for building interactive web applications on .NET Framework. Since it is built on .NET Framework, Blazor WebAssembly allows you to run C# code on the client as well as the server. Therefore, instead of being forced to write JavaScript on the client, we can now use C# everywhere.

Blazor is red hot!

Run C# on the client.

Goodbye, JavaScript!

In this chapter, we will explain the benefits of using the Blazor framework. We will introduce the three different Blazor hosting models and discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Also, we will discuss the goals of WebAssembly and share where it is supported. Finally, we will guide you through the process of setting up your computer to complete the projects in this book.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Benefits of using the Blazor framework
  • Hosting models:
    • Blazor Server
    • Blazor Hybrid
    • Blazor WebAssembly
  • Differences between the Blazor hosting models
  • What is WebAssembly?
  • Setting up your PC