Today we're thrilled to announce the release of ASP.NET Core 2.1.0! This is the latest release of our open-source and cross-platform web framework for .NET and it's now ready for production use. Get started with ASP.NET Core 2.1 today!
New features in this release include:
- SignalR – Add real-time web capabilities to your ASP.NET Core apps.
- Razor class libraries – Use Razor to build views and pages into reusable class libraries.
- Identity UI library & scaffolding – Add identity to any app and customize it to meet your needs.
- HTTPS – Enabled by default and easy to configure in production.
- Template additions to help meet some GDPR requirements – Give users control over their personal data and handle cookie consent.
- MVC functional test infrastructure – Write functional tests for your app in-memory.
- [ApiController], ActionResult<T> – Build clean and descriptive web APIs.
- IHttpClientFactory – HttpClient client as a service that you can centrally manage and configure.
- Kestrel on Sockets – Managed sockets replace libuv as Kestrel's default transport.
- Generic host builder – Generic host infrastructure decoupled from HTTP with support for DI, configuration, and logging.
- Updated SPA templates – Angular, React, and React + Redux templates have been updated to use the standard project structures and build systems for each framework (Angular CLI and create-react-app).
You can Get started with ASP.NET Core 2.1 in 10 minutes by installing the latest .NET Core SDK and latest Visual Studio release. Then follow the tutorial instructions to create your first ASP.NET Core app.
Migrating an ASP.NET Core 2.0.x project to 2.1.0
For instructions on migrating to ASP.NET Core 2.1 see Migrating from ASP.NET Core 2.0.x project to 2.1.0 in ASP.NET Core documentation.
Deploy to Azure
ASP.NET Core 2.1 is available to be used on Azure App Service today. Publish your ASP.NET Core 2.1 app to Azure App Service.
For apps that use ASP.NET Core SignalR, configure your app to use the new Azure SignalR Service (public preview) to scale the real-time capabilities of your app.
We hope you enjoy using the new features and improvements in ASP.NET Core 2.1.0. If you have any questions or find any issues with this release let us know by filing issues on GitHub.
Thanks for using ASP.NET Core!