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Getting Started with Essential JS 2 for ASP.NET Core and Syncfusion Project Template

Syncfusion provides the Visual Studio Project Templates to create a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core web application with preconfigured Essential JS 2 settings.

The Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) project templates are available from v16.2.0.41 of Essential Studio. Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference to Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or NuGet feed, you should include a license key in your projects. Refer to this link to learn about registering Syncfusion license key in your ASP.NET Core application to use our components.

Getting Started with ASP.NET Core 2.x

Prerequisites

The official prerequisites to create and run an ASP.NET Core 2.x application on Windows environment are described in the .NET Core documentation website.

The following steps help you to create a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Application through the Visual Studio Project Template:

Create an ASP.NET Core web application

  1. To create a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) project, choose File > New > Project > Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Web Application in Visual Studio.

    aspnetcore2.x project template

  2. Name the Project and choose the destination location.

  3. Set the framework of the project and click OK. The Project Configuration Wizard appears.

    Minimum target framework is 4.5 for Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Project Templates.

  4. Choose the options to configure the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) application by using the following Project Configuration dialog.

    .NET Core Version: Select the version of ASP.NET Core project as ASP.NET Core 2.0.

    Assets From: Load the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 assets from ASP.NET Core project such as NPM, CDN, or installed location.

    The installed location option is available only when the Syncfusion Essential JavaScript 2 setup has been installed.

    Theme Selection: Choose the required theme.

    aspnetcore2.x ej2 project configuration wizard

  5. Click Create, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) application is created. The required Syncfusion Essential JS 2 NuGet/NPM packages, Scripts, and CSS have been added to the new project.

    aspnetcore2.x installed ej2 nuget packages

    If you are choosing assets from NPM packages, then it will be installed in the Dependencies.

    aspnetcore2.x installed ej2 npm resoures

    If you are choosing assets from Installed Location, then it will be installed in the wwwroot.

    aspnetcore2.x installed ej2 local resoures

    All the required packages are installed and the Essential JS 2 settings are configured automatically in your new application.

  6. Now, you can add the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 components directly in any web page (cshtml) in the Views folder and run the application.

    For example, the calendar component is added to the ~/Views/Home/Index.cshtml page.

    <div>
        <ejs-calendar id="calendar"></ejs-calendar>
    </div>

    The final output of Essential JS 2 calendar component in the web browser is shown as follows.

    aspnetcore2.x calendar component output

Getting Started with ASP.NET Core 1.x

Prerequisites

The official prerequisites to create and run an ASP.NET Core 1.x application on Windows environment are described in the .NET Core documentation website.

The following steps direct you to create a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Application through the Visual Studio Project Template:

Create ASP.NET Core web application

  1. To create a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) project, choose File > New > Project > Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Web Application in Visual Studio.

    aspnetcore1.x project template

  2. Name the Project and choose the destination location.

  3. Set the framework of the project and click OK. The Project Configuration Wizard appears.

    Minimum target framework is 4.5 for Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) project templates.

  4. Choose the options to configure the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) application by using the following Project Configuration dialog.

    .NET Core Version: Select the version of ASP.NET Core Project either as ASP.NET Core 1.0 or ASP.NET Core 1.1.

    Assets From: Load the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 assets from ASP.NET Core Project such as NPM, CDN or installed location.

    The installed location option is available only when the Syncfusion Essential JavaScript 2 setup has been installed.

    Theme Selection: Choose the required theme.

    aspnetcore1.x ej2 project configuration wizard

  5. Click Create, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) application is created.

  6. Required Syncfusion Essential JS 2 NuGet/NPM packages, Scripts, and CSS have been added to the new Project.

    aspnetcore1.x installed ej2 nuget packages

    If you choose assets from NPM packages, then it will be installed in the Dependencies.

    aspnetcore1.x installed ej2 npm resoures

    If you choose assets from Installed Location, then it will be installed in the wwwroot.

    aspnetcore1.x installed ej2 local resoures

    Now, all the required packages are installed and the Essential JS 2 settings are configured automatically in your new application.

  7. You can add the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 components directly in any web page (cshtml) in the Views folder and run the application.

    For example, the calendar component is added to the ~/Views/Home/Index.cshtml page.

    <div>
        <ejs-calendar id="calendar"></ejs-calendar>
    </div>

    The final output of Essential JS 2 calendar component in the web browser is shown as follows.

    aspnetcore1.x calendar component output