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

By : Mark J. Price
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Book Image

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)

Building components using Blazor

In this section, we will build a component to list, create, and edit customers in the Northwind database.

We will build it over several steps:

  1. Make a Blazor component that renders the name of a country set as a parameter.
  2. Make it work as a routable page as well as a component.
  3. Implement the functionality to perform CRUD operations on customers in a database.

Defining and testing a simple Blazor component

We will add the new component to the existing Blazor Web App project:

  1. In the Northwind.Blazor project, in the Components\Pages folder, add a new file named Customers.razor. In Visual Studio 2022, the project item template is named Razor Component. In JetBrains Rider, the project item template is named Blazor Component.

    Good Practice: Blazor component filenames must start with an uppercase letter, or you will have compile errors!

  1. Add statements to output a heading for...