Using Visual Studio Code for ASP.NET Core Projects

ASP.NET Core let's you run your code anywhere. Wouldn't it be nice if you could write your code anywhere too? That's where Visual Studio Code comes in!
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(57)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 17, 2017
Duration
2h 26m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(57)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 17, 2017
Duration
2h 26m
Description

Visual Studio Code let's you write your ASP.NET Code projects on Windows, MacOS, and on Linux. In this course, Using Visual Studio Code for ASP.NET Core Projects, you'll learn how to install, create, and debug ASP.NET Core projects using Visual Studio Code. After watching this course, you'll be able to write your applications using this small, fast tool across multiple different platforms.

About the author
About the author

Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early '80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2002, he's also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Shawn Wildermuth, and welcome to my course on Using Visual Studio Code for ASP. NET Core Projects. I've been in the business for over 30 years, and I'm the owner of Wilderminds. If you're an Agile developer who wants the tool not to get in your way, then Visual Studio code might be for you. It works with ASP. NET Core, but also a slew of different project types no matter what operating systems you use. In this course, we are going to show you how you can use Visual Studio code as your development environment frivoled in great sites and APIs without the heft of full Visual Studio. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include installing Visual Studio code in ASP. NET Core on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, generating new ASP. NET Core projects without Visual Studio, debugging both server and client code, interacting with databases with Visual Studio code, and effect use of Visual Studio code extensions. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to use Visual Studio code for your ASP. NET Core projects. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with ASP. NET Core. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Visual Studio code with the Using Visual Studio Code for ASP. NET Core Projects course, here at Pluralsight.

What Is Visual Studio Code?
Welcome to using Visual Studio Code for ASP. NET Core Projects. In this course, we're going to introduce you to the tool called Visual Studio Code. We'll install it on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux and then explain how to use it to create ASP. NET Core projects. We'll be creating projects from Scratch, we'll be debugging, and we'll be working with data stores. In addition, we'll customize Visual Studio with some of my favorite extensions. Visual Studio code is a lightweight IDE developed by Microsoft. It is open source, Cross-platform, polyglot, free, has plenty of community support, and a large catalog of extensions. The idea behind Visual Studio Code was a way to allow people to do development across a variety of languages and platforms. Whether you're using a Mac, Linux, or Windows, they wanted the same experience on all platforms, whether you were doing PHP or WordPress development, ASP. NET, or even writing Java, they wanted to allow all developers to be able to use a fast, but lightweight tool. Unlike the full product, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code is a lot less lightweight, so it doesn't have some of the bells and whistles that developers have learned to rely on. Visual Studio Code is also perfect for those developers that want to get closer to the medal and are comfortable using command line tools and tools from outside the Microsoft ecosystem. Let's get it installed.