Getting Started with ASP.NET Core application in Visual Studio Mac

18 Apr 20223 minutes to read

This article provides step-by-step instructions for building ASP.NET Core application with Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Calendar control using Visual Studio for Mac.

Prerequisites

Create ASP.NET Core web application with Razor pages

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, Right-click on the ASP.NET Core application or solution in the Solution Window, and choose Manage NuGet Packages…, 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 Tag Helper

Open ~/Views/_ViewImports.cshtml file and import the Syncfusion.EJ2 TagHelper.

@addTagHelper *, Syncfusion.EJ2

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 ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/material.css" />
</head>

Add script reference

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

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls script -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>
</head>

Register Syncfusion Script Manager

Add the Syncfusion Script Manager at the end of <body> element in the ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml layout page.

<body>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Script Manager -->
    <ejs-scripts></ejs-scripts>
</body>

Add ASP.NET Core Calendar control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Calendar control in the ~/Pages/Index.cshtml page.

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

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