ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Functional testing of MVC applications

For ASP.NET Core 2.1 we have created a new package, Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.Testing, to help streamline in-memory end-to-end testing of MVC applications using TestServer. This package takes care of some of the typical pitfalls when trying to test MVC applications using TestServer. It copies the .deps file from your project into the test assembly bin folder. It… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: GDPR enhancements

2018 sees the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, an EU framework to allow EU citizens to control, correct and delete their data, no matter where in the word it is held. In ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 we’ve added some features to the ASP.NET Core templates to allow you to meet some of… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Introducing Identity UI as a library

ASP.NET Core has historically provided project templates with code for setting up ASP.NET Core Identity, which enables support for identity related features like user registration, login, account management, etc. While ASP.NET Core Identity handles the hard work of dealing with passwords, two-factor authentication, account confirmation, and other hairy security concerns, the amount of code required… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Razor UI in class libraries

One frequently requested scenario that ASP.NET Core 2.1 improves is building UI in reusable class libraries. With ASP.NET Core 2.1 you can package your Razor views and pages (.cshtml files) along with your controllers, page models, and data models in reusable class libraries that can be packaged and shared. Apps can then include pre-built UI… Read more