If you are a developer on the .NET stack, you’ve now got access to a great new extension to your development environment. DNX, or the .NET Execution Environment, is a powerful new extensibility point that you can leverage to build project extensions, cross-platform utilities, build-time extensions and support for automation. In this article I’ll walk you through the process of building your own custom DNX command on top of ASP.NET 5.0.
Updated Nov 22, 2015: Updated to account for changes in ASP.NET 5 RC1
In the last few blog posts, I have spent some time covering the tag helpers that are built in to MVC 6. While the built in tag helpers cover a lot of functionality needed for many basic scenarios, you might also find it beneficial to create your own custom tag helpers from time to time.
In this post, I will show how you can easily create a simple tag helper to generate a Bootstrap progress bar. NOTE: Thank you to James Chambers for giving me the idea to look at bootstrap components for ideas for custom tag helpers.