Integrating Visual Studio Code with dotnet watch to develop ASP.NET Core applications

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, September 25, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# ASP.NET Core VSCode dotnet-watch

This post is about integrating Visual Studio Code with dotnet watch to develop ASP.NET Core applications. Visual Studio code is a free-cross platform editor supports development and debugging of ASP.NET Core applications. You can download the VS Code from dotnet watch is .NET Core tool, which helps to developers to compile the code automatically when they save the code. It is the default behaviour of VS2015. To use this feature, first you need to install dotnet-watch tool. Here is my project.json file’s tools section.

Introduction to Azure functions

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, September 18, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

C# ASP.NET Azure Azure Functions

This post is Azure functions. Azure functions is a new service offered by Microsoft. Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems. Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or “functions,” in the cloud. You can write just the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. This can make development even more productive, and you can use your development language of choice, such as C#, F#, Node.js, Python or PHP. Pay only for the time your code runs and trust Azure to scale as needed. In this post I am creating a Hello World Azure function, it will return HTML color code of a given color.

Deployment of a Bot application

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, September 2, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

C# ASP.NET Bot Framework

This post is about how to deploy your Bot Application. For deployment you require Bot Id and Microsoft App Id. Both Ids can be created from Bot Framework portal, which can be accessed from Once you register / sign in, you can create a new Bot from the Register a Bot menu. You need to set the Messaging endpoint to an HTTPS URL. While creating your bot, you can provide some https url here, which you can change later once you deploy the Bot.

Building a conversational bot using Microsoft BOT Framework

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, September 1, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

C# ASP.NET Bot Framework

This post is about building a conversational bot using Microsoft BOT Framework. At //Build 2016 Microsoft introduced something known as the Bot Framework; a set of products to help you build conversational bots and connect them with services, like Slack, Skype, and even Email and SMS. Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering to build and deploy high quality bots for your users to enjoy in their favorite conversation experiences. Bot Framework provides just what you need to build, connect, manage and publish intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking – from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Office 365 mail and other popular services.

Using MySql in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, August 26, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

C# core MySql

This post is about using MySql in ASP.NET Core. Few days back MySql team announced release of Official MySql driver for ASP.NET Core. You can find more details about the announcement here. In this post we will explore how to use MySql driver and EF Migrations for MySql. Here I have created a Web API project using yoman aspnet generator. And you need to add MySql drivers for ASP.NET Core in the project.json file. Here is the project.json file.

Using NancyFx in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, August 20, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# core NancyFx

This post is about using NancyFx in ASP.NET Core. NancyFx is lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .Net and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions. Nancy is designed to handle DELETE, GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, POST, PUT and PATCH requests and provides a simple, elegant, Domain Specific Language (DSL) for returning a response with just a couple of keystrokes. Integration with NancyFx was available on earlier days (k days) for ASP.NET Core, but in DNX days it lost the support and now it is back.

How to execute Stored Procedure in EF Core

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

ef core Stored Procedure C# core

This post is on using stored procedure in EF Core. The support for stored procedure in EF Core is similar to the earlier versions of EF Code first. In this post I am using NorthWind database for demo purposes. I am using database first approach to generate model classes. First I have created three stored procedures. One will select all the rows in products table, another with a parameter and the third one is inserting the data to table. Here is the implementation.
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