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Syncfusion project conversion is a Visual Studio add-in that converts an existing ASP.NET Core application into a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Web application by adding the required assemblies and resource files.

IMPORTANT

The Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Web Application Project conversion utility is available from v16.3.0.17.

The following steps helps you to use the Syncfusion Project conversion in the existing ASP.NET Core Web Application.

  1. Open an existing Microsoft ASP.NET Core Web Application or create a new Microsoft ASP.NET Core Web Application.

  2. Open the conversion dialog by either one of the options below:

    Option 1:

    Click Syncfusion Menu and choose Essential Studio for ASP.NET Core (EJ2) > Convert to Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Application… in Visual Studio.

    convert project

    In Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu is available under Extension in Visual Studio menu.

    Option 2:

    Right-click the Project from Solution Explorer, select Syncfusion Essential JS 2, and choose the Convert to Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 2) Application… Refer to the following screenshot for more information.

    convert to syncfusion

  3. Project Conversion Wizard opens to configure the project.

    project conversion wizard

    The following configurations are used in the Project conversion wizard.

    Assets From:Load the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 assets to ASP.NET Core Project, either NuGet, CDN, or Installed Location.

    assets

    Installed location option will be available only when the Syncfusion Essential JavaScript 2 setup has been installed.

    Choose the Theme: Choose the required theme. The Theme Preview section shows the controls preview before convert into a Syncfusion project.

    choose theme

  4. The Project Backup dialog appears by clicking the Convert button. In the dialog, if you click Yes, it will backup the current project before converting into Syncfusion project. If you click No, it will convert the project to Syncfusion project without backup.

    project-backup

  5. The required Syncfusion NuGet packages, Scripts and CSS are included in the ASP.NET Core Web Application. Refer to the following screenshots for more information.

dependencies

project structure

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