Get started building .NET web apps that run in the browser with Blazor

Today we released our first public preview of Blazor, a new experimental .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with WebAssembly. Blazor enables full stack web development with the stability, consistency, and productivity of .NET. While this release is alpha quality and should not be used in production, the code… Read more

ASP.NET Core manageability and Application Insights improvements

There are many great investments on the ASP.NET Core 2.1 roadmap. These investments make ASP.NET Core applications easier to write, host, test, and make security and standards compliant. This blog post talks about areas of investments in manageability and monitoring space. It covers ASP.NET Core, .NET, and Application Insights SDK for ASP.NET Core features and spans beyond 2.1 milestone. The main… Read more

Announcing Preview 1 of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.5, Web API 5.2.5, and Web Pages 3.2.5

Today we released Preview 1 of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.5, Web API 5.2.5, and Web Pages 3.2.5 on NuGet. This is a patch release that contains only bug fixes. You can find the full list of bug fixes for this release in the release notes. To update an existing project to use this preview release run… Read more

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