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C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
4.6 (14)
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C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

4.6 (14)
By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

This latest edition of the bestselling Packt series will give you a solid foundation to start building projects using modern C# and .NET with confidence. You'll learn about object-oriented programming; writing, testing, and debugging functions; and implementing interfaces. You'll take on .NET APIs for managing and querying data, working with the fi lesystem, and serialization. As you progress, you'll explore examples of cross-platform projects you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core. This latest edition integrates .NET 8 enhancements into its examples: type aliasing and primary constructors for concise and expressive code. You'll handle errors robustly through the new built-in guard clauses and explore a simplified implementation of caching in ASP.NET Core 8. If that's not enough, you'll also see how native ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler publish lets web services reduce memory use and run faster. You'll work with the seamless new HTTP editor in Visual Studio 2022 to enhance the testing and debugging process. You'll even get introduced to Blazor Full Stack with its new unified hosting model for unparalleled web development flexibility.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Exploring ASP.NET Core

We will start by creating an empty ASP.NET Core project and explore how to enable it to serve simple web pages.

Creating an empty ASP.NET Core project

We will create an ASP.NET Core project that will show a list of suppliers from the Northwind database.

The dotnet tool has many project templates that do a lot of work for you, but it can be difficult to know which works best for a given situation, so we will start with the empty website project template and then add features step by step so that you can understand all the pieces:

  1. Use your preferred code editor to open the PracticalApps solution and then add a new project, as defined in the following list:
    • Project template: ASP.NET Core Empty [C#] / web. For JetBrains Rider, select the project template named ASP.NET Core Web Application, and then set Type to Empty.
    • Project file and folder: Northwind.Web.
    • Solution file and folder: PracticalApps.
    • For...