Building modern web applications with Blazor, with Gill Cleeren
In this 2-day course, you’ll learn how to use Blazor in a hands-on way.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
This course is intended for web developers. This course expect that students know C#. Previous knowledge of Razor syntax is a plus.
About Gill Cleeren
Gill Cleeren is a Microsoft Regional Director, Windows Platform MVP and Pluralsight author. Gill focuses on mobile development for the Windows stack as well as Xamarin. Gill is a frequent speaker at many international conferences such as TechDays, TechEd, NDC, VSLive and many more. He also is the founder of Techorama, the biggest developer conference in Belgium and he runs Visug, the .NET user group in Belgium as well. You can find his website at www.snowball.be.
Introduction to Blazor
In this introduction module, students will get to know the Blazor framework and will explore how Blazor apps run. We will look at web assembly and the link with Blazor as well as the different versions of Blazor. The required tools will also be explored.
Building a full application with Blazor
The best way to get to know a framework is starting to use it. And that’s what we are going to do in this module. In a hands-on way, you’ll understand how to build a full Blazor application end-to-end.
Understanding Blazor components
Blazor applications are built using components. There are many options to create apps using components, and in this chapter, we will explore the different options. A very important aspect will be data binding which is baked into Blazor.
Dependency injection and Blazor
Since Blazor is heavily linked with ASP.NET Core, it’s also built around Dependency Injection. In this chapter, we will explore the different options we have to embrace DI in Blazor applications and we will use this to add service classes to the application.
Creating forms in Blazor
Forms are a very important concept in any web application. Using the data binding features we have in Blazor, creating forms is very well supported. In this chapter, we will explore data binding further and use it to create different types of forms.
Working with data
Blazor apps need to connect to up-to-date data. There are several ways to do this. In server-side Blazor, we can use EF Core. A better and more scalable approach is using remote data over REST services. In this chapter, we will learn how we can work with remote data.
Routing in Blazor apps
Using the Router in Blazor, we can customize how we can route to different pages and components in our application. In this chapter, we will explore how the router can be used.
In this final module, you’ll get to understand many other features about Blazor, including creating component libraries, state management, unit testing…