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Building Blazor WebAssembly Applications with gRPC

By : Václav Pekárek
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Book Image

Building Blazor WebAssembly Applications with gRPC

5 (1)
By: Václav Pekárek

Overview of this book

Building Blazor WebAssembly Applications with gRPC will take you to the next level in your web development career. After working through all the essentials of gRPC, Blazor, and source generators, you will be far from a beginner C# developer and would qualify as a developer with intermediate knowledge of the Blazor ecosystem. After a quick primer on the basics of Blazor technology, REST, gRPC, and source generators, you’ll dive straight into building Blazor WASM applications. You’ll learn about everything from two-way bindings and Razor syntax to project setup. The practical emphasis continues throughout the book as you steam through creating data repositories, working with REST, and building and registering gRPC services. The chapters also cover how to manage source generators, C# and debugging best practices, and more. There is no shorter path than this book to solidify your gRPC-enabled web development knowledge. By the end of this book, your knowledge of building Blazor applications with one of the most modern and powerful frameworks around will equip you with a highly sought-after skill set that you can leverage in the best way possible.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Writing the first generator

The source generators in C# have to live in their own project. This is because the generators are then referenced by the project as analyzers. After all, we don’t want to have generators as part of our DLL, only the generated code from them.


If you create the NuGet package from your generator, you can use that package in the same way as other NuGet packages.

Let’s start by creating a new project in our MediaLibrary solution:

  1. Open the MediaLibrary demo project and in the Solution Explorer area, right-click on the Solution ‘MediaLibrary’ item at the top of the window and choose Add | New Project….
  2. In the Add a new project window, find the Class Library project template in the Recent project templates area, or use the Search for templates input, and click Next.
  3. Set Project name to MediaLibrary.Generators and click Next.
  4. In the Additional information window, select.NET Standard 2.0 in the...