ASP.NET Core Demystified - Model Binding in MVC

For the next part of my ASP.NET Core Demystified series, we're sticking with MVC and explaining how the model binding system works. As with all my Demystified series posts, there's a sample project over on GitHub which contains the sample code used here. Check it out! What is Model Binding? Model Binding is the process by which ASP.NET Core MVC takes an HTTP request and "binds" pieces of that request, as well as other data sources, to inputs... Read more >

ASP.NET Core Demystified - Routing in MVC

ASP.NET Core MVC has introduced quite a few concepts that new (or new-to-ASP.NET) web developers might have some difficulty getting caught up with. My ASP.NET Core Demystified series is designed to help these developers get started building their own custom, full-fledged, working ASP.NET Core applications. In this part of the series, we'll take a look at the concept of Routing and how we can use it to match URLs with actions. As always with my tutorials,... Read more >

Working with Environments and Launch Settings in ASP.NET Core

I'm continuing my series of deep dives into ASP.NET Core, on my never-ending quest to keep my coding career from becoming obsolete. In this part of the series, let's discuss a new feature in ASP.NET Core that will make debugging and testing much more intuitive and pain-free: Environments and Launch Settings. ASP.NET Core includes the native ability to modify how an application behaves (and what it displays) based upon the environment it is currently executing in. This... Read more >

Injecting Services into MVC Views With ASP.NET Core

I've been exploring ASP.NET Core 1.0 for a little while now, and every step I take reinforces my opinion that Core is going to be a huge step forward for ASP.NET developers. However, in my eagerness to share all the stuff I'm learning, occasionally I forget to include something in one of my posts that really should have been there. Image found on Flickr and used under license So I wrote a post about dependency injection in... Read more >

Getting Started with Dependency Injection in ASP.NET Core

I've lately been feeling my way around getting an actual, production-ready ASP.NET Core app developed, and one of the features I've really been digging (one of many) is native support for Dependency Injection (DI). DI is huge in modern web apps, so making it the default for ASP.NET Core applications is, IMO, a big step forward for this framework. But, at the moment, the documentation page for dependency injection in ASP.NET Core has an example that just... Read more >

Writing Custom Middleware in ASP.NET Core 1.0

One of the new features from ASP.NET Core 1.0 is the idea of Middleware. Middleware are components of an application that examine the requests responses coming in to and going out from an ASP.NET Core application. It's a long-overdue piece of customization for ASP.NET apps that gives us developers total control over the HTTP pipeline. It might even help you avoid endless questions from annoying coworkers (maybe!). As part of my ongoing learning process about ASP.... Read more >