Create a minimal ASP.NET Core 1.1 web application using the command line

You want to build a .NET Core web application and keep it to the bare minimum files and dependencies to start with. We all remember the “Basic” vs “Empty” MVC templates from Visual Studio’s recent past. Do you want your app empty, or really empty?! Happily you can go minimal using .NET Core and start with nothing more than a …

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Use ASP.NET Core 1.1 with .NET 4.6 (without Visual Studio)

If you want to try out ASP.NET Core but still target the full framework (e.g. 4.x) you can. All you need is a simple tweak to your .csproj file. In earlier versions of .NET Core this change was made via project.json but Microsoft retired project.json in favour of an MSBuild compatible csproj file. Why would I want to target .NET …

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Create an Angular 2 and .NET Core app that can be edited using Visual Studio 2017

In the recent series on using Angular 2 and .NET Core to check the weather we used the ASP.NET Core Template Pack to save time manually installing/configuring Webpack, Node, Angular etc. That works well if you want to create your new projects using the new project wizard in Visual Studio 2015. But what if you’re using using Visual Studio 2017? …

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Send form input via an Angular 2 component to ASP.NET Core Web API

This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Checking the weather with Angular 2 and ASP.NET Core” So far we’ve set up a basic Angular 2 and .NET Core web application and made it retrieve the weather for London which is then displayed via an Angular 2 component. However, unless all of your users live in London, you’ll want …

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Fetch the current weather using ASP.NET Core Web API and OpenWeather

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Checking the weather with Angular 2 and ASP.NET Core” (I’ve put together the source code for the entire Angular 2 and .NET Core weather app, click the button to get hold of it.) Sometimes you need to access someone else’s API from your web application. Here we’ll take a look at …

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Display the weather using Angular 2 and .NET Core Web API

This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Checking the weather with Angular 2 and ASP.NET Core” (I’ve put together the source code for the entire Angular 2 and .NET Core weather app, click the button to get hold of it.) So far we’ve created a new Angular 2/.NET Core project, designed our first basic HelloWorld component and configured …

Angular 2 and .NET Core – route directly to your components

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Checking the weather with Angular 2 and ASP.NET Core” (I’ve put together the source code for the entire Angular 2 and .NET Core weather app, click the button to get hold of it.) Last time out we took a quick look at creating a simple HelloWorld component and displayed it on …

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Angular 2 and .NET Core – your first component

This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Checking the weather with Angular 2 and ASP.NET Core” (I’ve put together the source code for the entire Angular 2 and .NET Core weather app, click the button to get hold of it.) Now you’ve taken the quick route to getting an Angular 2 and .NET Core app up and running, …

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Fast track your Angular 2 and .NET Core web app development

This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Checking the weather with Angular 2 and ASP.NET Core” Modern front-end development is a mess of competing frameworks, task runners and build systems that may just have you running back to the safety of ASP.NET and Visual Studio before you’ve even begun. The slow road With Angular 1, you could take …

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Not sure what to learn next?

Another day, another framework. Should you learn NET or .NET Core, Angular 2 or React, ASP.NET or ASP.NET Core? What about those underlying principles? How are your design patterns and SOLID principles? Decisions, decisions One thing you’re not short on is choice but choice has a nasty side effect, it can stop you choosing anything. Don’t let this stop you …