Defining ASP.NET Core Configuration
Learn about the various project configuration options in ASP.NET and how to automate tasks for an application’s build process. You’ll also be introduced to NuGet and how you can add features to your application from the free repository at NuGet.org.
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What You’ll Learn in This Hour:
How to start a sample application from scratch
What options are available with server-side project configuration
What options are configured in the default project template
What NuGet packages are and how to use them
How to choose the .NET framework configuration for a project
How to configure application commands
Introducing Our Sample Application
The sample application that you will use as the basis for all the demos from this point forward in the book is a personal travel-tracking web application called ASPTravlerz. It’s named as it is because it’s for a traveler who is also an ASP.NET developer, and all cool new application names these days have to have a misspelling with a Z gratuitously thrown in.
All the sample code for this application is available online in my public source code repository at http://github.org/csharpfritz/asptravlerz. To get started in this chapter, you will start with an empty project folder, then build the initial configuration files and folders to support the application. I typically use a folder called dev and store all my development projects in child folders under dev. You will see in the console window screenshots in this chapter that the project is built in dev/AspTravlerz, and you can create a similar empty folder on your workstation to begin writing this application.