How to host your ASP.NET Core in a Windows Service

This post is to about hosting your ASP.NET Core application as Windows Service. This implementation is not relevent on dotnet core, since Windows service feature is only available on Windows. First you need reference of “Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting” and “Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting.WindowsServices” in the project.json file. Here is the project.json file. { "dependencies": {...


Creating your first ASP.NET Core Web API with Swashbuckle

This post is to help developers on how to create interactive interface which represent their Restful API to provide a rich discovery, documentation and playground experience to their API consumers in ASP.NET Core Web API. First you need to create an ASP.NET Core web api project. In this post I...


Unit test ASP.NET Core Applications with MSTest

This post is about running aspnet core unit tests with MS Test. Few days back Microsoft announced support of MS Test for ASP.NET Core RC2 applications. And MS released two nuget packages to support the development as well as tooling. Similar to XUnit, MS Test also require reference of MS...


Using ASP.NET Core RC2 in Appveyor

This post is about using ASP.NET Core RC2 in Appveyor for Continuous Integration. Recently Microsoft released RC2 version of ASP.NET Core. But for Windows OS, there is an installer exe available.(Unlike DNX there is not commandline / powershell install options.) In this post I am downloading the binaries and extracting...


UI Automation for your Universal(UWP) apps with Appium

This post is about how to implement UI Automation for your Universal(UWP) apps with Appium. Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. To start first you need to download the...


Using Kudu with Microsoft Azure Web Apps

This post is about Kudu. Kudu is the central nervous system of a Microsoft Azure Web Site; it handles the Git integration to a Web Site as well as provides an API endpoint for programmatic access to app settings, deployment information, files, active processes, runtime versions, source control information, web...


How to Send Emails from ASP.NET Core

This post is about sending emails from ASP.NET Core using MailKit nuget package. In ASP.NET Github repository, there was one issue (1006) for Add SmtpClient support in ASPNET Core. And there was some implementation, which uses TcpClient to send email from ASP.NET Core. But this implementation is using MailKit nuget...