ASP.NET Core MVC, Visual Studio 2017 – 2 Days
Course Description – ASP.NET Core MVC, Visual Studio 2017
This ASP.NET Core MVC training course provides a practical hands-on introduction to developing Web applications using ASP.NET Core MVC 6 and C#. This Web development framework from Microsoft emphasizes separation of concerns in the architecture and testability of applications. This course covers development on Microsoft’s new .NET Core platform. The course is current to .NET Core 2.0, which is a major update of the original .NET Core 1.0. Working with .NET Core is now simpler, as project information is consolidated in project files without the need for source JSON files. Also, the .NET Core 2.0 API has been extended and is a much larger subset of classical .NET than in .NET Core 1.0.
A major restructuring of the .NET platform, .NET Core is cross-platform, open source, and modular designed for creating modern web applications and services, libraries and console applications. It is available on Windows, Mac and Linux. .NET now is a family of frameworks, including both the classical .NET available on Windows and the new .NET Core package-based frameworks that are cross-platform.
This course covers the fundamentals of the Model-View-Controller design pattern and its implementation in ASP.NET Core MVC. This technology is compared with classical ASP.NET Web Forms. Visual Studio 2017 with ASP.NET Core 2.0 is used as a productive platform for creating MVC Web applications. After presenting the fundamentals of the technology with several examples, the main components of Model, Controller and View are covered in detail. The discussion of the Model incorporates Microsoft technologies for persisting data, including XML Serialization and ADO.NET with SQL Server 2016. The routing mechanism of ASP.NET MVC is covered. The course includes an introduction to ASP.NET Web API.
Numerous programming examples and exercises are provided. The student will receive a comprehensive set of notes and all the programming examples.
What You Will Learn
- Gain a thorough understanding of the philosophy and architecture of Web applications using ASP.NET Core MVC
- Gain a practical understanding of.NET Core
- Acquire a working knowledge of Web application development using ASP.NET Core MVC 6 and Visual Studio 2017
- Persist data with XML Serialization and ADO.NET with SQL Server 2016
- Create HTTP services using ASP.NET Core Web API
- Deploy ASP.NET Core MVC applications to the Windows Azure cloud
The student should have a good working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework. Basic knowledge of HTML and some prior exposure to .NET Core would also be helpful.
Introduction to ASP.NET Core MVC
Review of ASP.NET Web Forms
Advantages and Disadvantages of Web Forms
ASP.NET Core MVC
Considerations in Using ASP.NET MVC
2. Getting Started with ASP.NET Core MVC
ASP.NET Core MVC Testbed
Using Visual Studio
Configuring for ASP.NET Core MVC
Razor View Engine
3. ASP.NET MVC Architecture
The Controller in ASP.NET MVC
The View in ASP.NET MVC
The Model in ASP.NET MVC
Helper Methods for HTML
4. The Model
More Complex Models in MVC Programs
Microsoft Technologies for Model Persistence
Using XML Serialization
NuGet Package Manager
5. The Controller
Controller Base Class
Retrieving Data from a Request
Serving Static Files
6. The View
Using Dynamic Objects
Routing in ASP.NET Core MVC
Properties of Routes
Parameters in Routing
8. ASP.NET Core Web API
ASP.NET Core Web API
Representational State Transfer
REST and Web API
HTTP Services Using Web API
HTTP Testing Tools
HTTP Response Codes
ASP.NET Web API Clients
9. ASP.NET Core and Azure
What Is Windows Azure?
A Windows Azure Testbed
Deploying an Application to Azure
Updating an Application on Azure
Appendix A. Learning Resources
Required software is .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio 2017, which includes .NET Core 2.0. The free Visual Studio Community 2017 may be used. Visual Studio 2017 includes LocalDB, a lightweight version of SQL Server 2016 Express, which is used for one example in the course. The operating system should be Windows 7sp1 or more recent. The free Postman tool is used. It can be downloaded from the Web. See the course Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a 2 GHz or equivalent CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.
Wikipedia.org – The ASP.NET MVC is a web application framework developed by Microsoft, which implements the model–view–controller (MVC) pattern. It is open-source software, apart from the ASP.NET Web Forms component which is proprietary.
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