Interested in ASP.NET Core 2 and Entity Framework Core 2, but not sure where to start? Start here with a full day Hands-On Lab where you'll build a complete solution using the latest development technology from Microsoft. Using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3 or greater) and .NET Core 2, you will build a data access library using Entity Framework Core 2, complete with repos and migrations. Next, you will build a ASP.NET Core 2 web application, leveraging all of the latest that ASP.NET Core 2 has to offer, including Tag Helpers, View Components, and Dependency Injection.
You will learn:
- The new project structure for .NET Core 2 Apps
- How to create a data access layer with Entity Framework Core 2
- How to initialize data for testing with EF Core 2
- How to build a website with ASP.NET Core 2
- How to configure the HTTP pipeline and routing
- Using and creating Tag Helpers
- How to create and use View Components
- How to leverage Dependency Injection
You must provide your own laptop computer for this hands-on lab.
You will need to have Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 installed (any edition). Visual Studio 2017 15.3 can be downloaded from https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/ When installing, make sure to select the "ASP.NET and web development" and ".NET Core cross-platform development" workloads.
You will need to install the x64 versions of the SDK and Runtimes (2.0.0). They can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/net/download/core
You also will need to have SQL Server Express 2016 Local DB and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) installed. LocalDB is installed with VS2017, but development is easier with full SQL Server Express and SSMS. SSMS can be installed from the SQL Server 2016 Express installer, located here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh510202.aspx
Finally, you need to download the starter files and Lab documents for this HOL, located in https://github.com/skimedic/dotnetcore_hol/tree/master/2.0