The Monsters Weekly - Episode 5 'Configuration Settings'

Your first impression of configuration in ASP.NET Core may be that a tyrant of a coyote with ACME corporate sponsorship laid into the system with a box of explosives. You wouldn’t be wrong, but here’s why it was the right thing to do.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 4 'Tag Helpers in Razor'

Ready for a great new feature in ASP.NET Core MVC? The Razor view engine now supports a concept called “Tag Helpers” that dramatically reduces the “c-sharp-iness” of your view and gives you something that looks a lot more like HTML. Dave, that Monster, constrasts this to the earlier incarnation known as HTML Helpers.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 3 'Default Gulp File'

Here comes Episode 3 of The Monsters Weekly, and with it our run down of the default Gulp file in your ASP.NET Core application. Monster Dave walks us through Gulp, some node bits, package management, and how to sort all this out in our new ecosystem.

The Monsters Weekly - Episode 2 'Static Files'

In this, Episode 2 of The Monsters Weekly, we take a deeper look at some of the configuration options and, in particular, how things have changed in terms of serving up static files in ASP.NET Core. We’ll show you how to enable it, how it works in the default template and what you need to do to get it running from a blank canvas.

Strongly-Typed Configuration in ASP.NET Core MVC

Over the last two posts I worked through the basics of configuration in ASP.NET and how to leverage structured data in your JSON config files. Now it’s time to take a deeper look at how to access relevant parts of your configuration throughout the rest of your project.

Strongly-Typed Settings Classes in ASP.NET Core

Feature Folders in ASP.net Core MVC 1

Feature folders provide an alternative, and possibly better approach to arranging your code inside of an MVC project.

JSON Configuration in ASP.NET Core MVC

Structured data in earlier versions of ASP.NET meant creating and registering custom types and configuration sections for our applications. In ASP.NET Core and in Core MVC, structured configuration is a breeze with support for JSON documents as the storage mechanism and the ability to flatten hierarchies into highly portable keys.

Structured JSON Configuration

ASP.net vNext is now ASP.net 5 is now ASP.net Core 1.0

Did you hear the news? ASP.NET 5 is dead it is now called ASP.NET Core 1.0. The name for this next generation of ASP.net(that’s the capitalization I’m using because this isn’t your grandmother typing in YAHOO.COM) has been up in the air for a while. We first heard the real details about ASP.net vNext at the MVP summit in 2014 and the first question on everybody’s mind was “what it was going to be called?”. At the time there wasn’t a decision on that.

Configuration in ASP.NET Core MVC

Config in Startup.cs

ASP.NET Core MVC introduces a new configuration system that adds flexibility and simultaneously enables cross-platform support (in a way that makes sense on other platforms). In this post we’re going to cover the basics of configuration and what you can expect as you look at the project template from File -> New Project in Visual Studio 2015.

Grrr, Rowr - The Monsters are Here

The ASP.NET Monsters are here to explain everything they know about ASP.NET Core and the new version of the MVC Framework, known as ASP.NET Core MVC. Once or so per week Dave, James and Simon publish a new, short video about some aspect of ASP.net in their own, monstrous, style.

Watch the Videos

Our monsterific videos are hosted on Channel 9, and you can view the entire list here, or start watching from the beginning below.

Meet The Monsters.