Getting Started with ASP.NET Core MVC using HTML Helper

18 Apr 20223 minutes to read

This article provides step-by-step instructions for building ASP.NET Core MVC application with Calendar control using HTML helper in Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

System requirements for ASP.NET Core components

Create ASP.NET Core MVC application

Install ASP.NET Core package in the application

Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic to learn more about installing NuGet packages in various OS environments. To add ASP.NET Core components in the application, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core and then install it.

The Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

Add Syncfusion ASP.NET Core namespace

Open ~/Views/_ViewImports.cshtml file and add the Syncfusion.EJ2 namespace.

@using WebApplication1
@using WebApplication1.Models
@using Syncfusion.EJ2
@addTagHelper *, Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.TagHelpers

Add style sheet

Checkout the Themes topic to learn different ways (CDN, NPM package, and CRG) to refer styles in ASP.NET Core application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls. Here, the theme is referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/material.css" />
</head>

Add script reference

In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls scripts -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>
</head>

Register Syncfusion script manager

Open ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml page and register the script manager at the end of `<body>` in the ASP.NET Core application as follows.

<body>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion Script Manager -->
    @Html.EJS().ScriptManager()
</body>

Add ASP.NET Core Calendar control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Calendar Html helper in ~/Views/Home/Index.cshtml page.

<div>
   @Html.EJS().Calendar("calendar").Render()
</div>

Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the app. Then, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Calendar control will be rendered in the default web browser.

ASP.NET Core MVC Calendar control using Html helper

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