Announcing ASP.NET Core 2.0.0-Preview1 and Updates for .NET Web Developers

The ASP.NET team is pleased to share the first preview version of the ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework.  In this post, we’ll look at the new features and changes to the web framework that were announced at the Build 2017 keynote and sessions.  We will also look at some other updates that were published for ASP.NET… Read more

The MVP Show Learns about ASP.NET, Identity Server, and Heidelberg

In the second episode of the MVP Show, intrepid host Seth Juarez traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to meet with Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Dominick Baier.  Dominick is one of the developers responsible for the Identity Server open source project. Seth and Dominick shared several videos about all things API, Germany, and Security.  Check… Read more

ASP.NET Core Logging with Azure App Service and Serilog

This guest post was written by Mike Rousos ASP.NET Core supports diagnostic logging through the Microsoft.Extensions.Logging package. This logging solution (which is used throughout ASP.NET Core, including internally by the Kestrel host) is highly extensible. There’s already documentation available to help developers get started with ASP.NET Core logging, so I’d like to use this post… Read more

JWT Validation and Authorization in ASP.NET Core

This post was written and submitted by Michael Rousos In several previous posts, I discussed a customer scenario I ran into recently that required issuing bearer tokens from an ASP.NET Core authentication server and then validating those tokens in a separate ASP.NET Core web service which may not have access to the authentication server. The… Read more

Five Visual Studio 2017 Extensions for Web Developers

You’ve downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2017, and it’s a great improvement over previous versions.  Now what?  How can you make your web development experience better?  In this article, we will recommend five Visual Studio extensions that will make your day-to-day tasks easier and even more enjoyable. Razor Language Service When you’re building ASP.NET Core… Read more

Announcing New ASP.NET Core and Web Development Features in Visual Studio 2017

We are pleased to announce updates to our ASP.NET tools, ASP.NET Core tools, Container tools, and frameworks that are shipping as part of the Visual Studio 2017 release today.  We have made significant updates to the web development tools to make them easier for you to use and help make you more productive in your… Read more

Building Single Page Applications on ASP.NET Core with JavaScriptServices

This is a guest post by Steve Sanderson These days, many developers are building Single-Page Applications (SPAs) using frameworks such as Angular or React. These are powerful frameworks that produce a great end-user experience, but we often hear that building these applications is complicated. It can be a challenge to integrate server-side and client-side code… Read more

Updates to Web Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC

Today we announced a new update to Visual Studio 2017 RC that includes a variety of improvements for both ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core projects. If you’ve already installed Visual Studio 2017 RC, you will be notified of the available update automatically. Otherwise simply install Visual Studio 2017 RC to get the latest updates. Also, if… Read more

ASP.NET Core Authentication with IdentityServer4

This is a guest post by Mike Rousos In my post on bearer token authentication in ASP.NET Core, I mentioned that there are a couple good third-party libraries for issuing JWT bearer tokens in .NET Core. In that post, I used OpenIddict to demonstrate how end-to-end token issuance can work in an ASP.NET Core application…. Read more

Put a .NET Core App in a Container with the new Docker Tools for Visual Studio

By now hopefully you’ve heard the good news that we’ve added first class support for building and running .NET applications inside of Docker containers in Visual Studio 2017 RC.  Visual Studio 2017 and Docker support building and running .NET applications using Windows containers (on Windows 10/Server 2016 only), and .NET Core applications on Linux containers,… Read more