ASP.NET Core with the New MSBuild Based Tooling

The new .NET Core Tools release affords benefits both in the new, lean MSBuild project system and in expanded dotnet CLI functionality. This course, you'll explore the new .NET Core Tools release allowing you to develop your own web applications.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 26, 2017
Duration
4h 21m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Creating Web Projects from Templates with dotnet new
Managing Projects and Solutions with the dotnet CLI
Building, Running and Publishing Web Apps with the dotnet CLI
Extending the dotnet CLI with DotNetCliToolReference
Packaging Libraries for Reuse
dotnet new with Custom Templates
Using MSBuild Targets to Customize the Build Process and Run Tasks
Migrating Existing ASP.NET Core Apps from project.json
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 26, 2017
Duration
4h 21m
Description

At the core of developing ASP.NET core applications is the project system. It brings together all the pieces to compile and execute your applications. In this course, ASP.NET Core with the New MSBuild Based Tooling, you'll learn how to use the new .NET Core Tools release to develop web applications. First, you'll explore the myriad of new benefits, including a modernized, lean MSBuild project file that combines the best of project.json and MSBuild. Next, you'll discover the new templating engine for dotnet new. Additionally, you'll dive into several command line tools to modify solution and project files, making it even easier to develop ASP.NET Core apps on any platform, with any IDE. Finally, you'll cover how the benefits of this new project system are being ported to other .NET project types. By the end of this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of the new tooling and know how to get the most out of it.

About the author
About the author

Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi! My name is Wes Higbee. Welcome to my course, ASP. NET Core with the New MSBuild Based Tooling. The 1. 0 release of the. NET Core tools brings with it a host of new benefits. And in this course, I'm going to walk you through the changes in the context of developing an ASP. NET Core web application to help you get the most out of the new tooling. One of the biggest changes is the migration from project. json to a new lean and mean MSBuild project file that combines the best of project. json and MSBuild. We'll also take a look at the entirely new templating engine behind the dotnet new command. We'll also see how we can manage projects and solutions with the dotnet CLI. We'll look at extending the dotnet CLI with our own tools, how easy it is to create a NuGet package with only a project file. We'll look at how to extend dotnet new with our own custom templates, and we'll also see how we can extend the build process by adding our own MSBuild targets to execute our own tasks. For example, maybe we want to integrate with Webpack or npm. And then we'll wrap up with a look at how we can migrate an existing web application from the project. json format to the new csproj format. Whether you're a veteran of ASP. NET Core development, or you're starting your first project, you'll walk away with everything you need to know to best take advantage of the new tooling. Let's get started.