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

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Improvements to IIS hosting

The ASP.NET Core Module (ANCM) is a global IIS module that has been responsible for proxying requests over from IIS to your backend ASP.NET Core application running Kestrel.¬†Since 2.0 we have been hard at work to bring to two major improvements to ANCM: version agility and performance. Note, that in the 2.1.0-preview1 release, we have… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1-preview1: Introducing HTTPClient factory

HttpClient factory is an opinionated factory for creating HttpClient instances to be used in your applications. It is designed to: Provide a central location for naming and configuring logical HttpClients. For example, you may configure a client that is pre-configured to access the github API. Codify the concept of outgoing middleware via delegating handlers in… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Improvements for building Web APIs

ASP.NET Core 2.1 adds a number of features that make it easier and more convenient to build Web APIs. These features include Web API controller specific conventions, more robust input processing and error handling, and JSON patch improvements. Please note that some of these features require enabling MVC compatibility with 2.1, so be sure to… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Introducing compatibility version in MVC

This post was written by Ryan Nowak In 2.1 we’re adding a feature to address a long-standing problem for maintaining MVC – how do we make improvements to framework code without making it too hard for developers to upgrade to the latest version? This is not an easy concern to solve – and with 7… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Getting started with SignalR

Since 2013, ASP.NET developers have been using SignalR to build real-time web applications. Now, with ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1, we’re bringing SignalR over to ASP.NET Core so you can build real-time web applications with all the benefits of ASP.NET Core. We released an alpha version of this new SignalR back in October that worked… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Using ASP.NET Core Previews on Azure App Service

There are 3 options to get ASP.NET Core 2.1 Preview applications running on Azure App Service: Installing the Preview1 site extension Deploying your app self-contained Using Web Apps for Containers Installing the site extension Starting with 2.1-preview1 we are producing an Azure App Service site extension that contains everything you need to build and run… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1: Improvements for using HTTPS

Securing web apps with HTTPS is more important than ever before. Browser enforcement of HTTPS is becoming increasingly strict. Sites that don't use HTTPS are increasingly labeled as insecure. Browsers are also starting to enforce that new and existing web features must only be used from an secure context (Chromium, Mozilla). New privacy requirements like… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1.0-preview1 now available

Today we’re very happy to announce that the first preview of the next minor release of ASP.NET Core and .NET Core is now available for you to try out. We’ve been working hard on this release over the past months, along with many folks from the community, and it’s now ready for a wider audience… Read more