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Getting Started

Prerequisites

To get start with ASP.NET MVC application, need to ensure the following software to be installed on the machine.

  1. .Net Framework 4.5 and above.
  2. ASP.NET MVC 4 or ASP.NET MVC 5
  3. Visual Studio

Preparing ASP.NET MVC application

The following steps to create ASP.NET MVC Application.

Step 1: Create ASP.NET MVC Application with default template project in Visual Studio.

Default Template

Step 2: Once your project created. We need to add Syncfusion EJ2 package into your application by using NuGet Package Manager.

Open the NuGet package manager.

Solution Explorer

Install the Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 package to the application.

Nuget Demo

After installation complete, this will be included in the project. You can refer it from the Project Assembly Reference.

Note: We need to install NewtonSoft.JSON as a dependency, since Syncfusion.EJ2 dependent to NewtonSoft.JSON package.

Step 3: Add Syncfusion.EJ2 namespace reference in Web.Config.

<namespaces>
    <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ2"/>
</namespaces>
<system.web>
    <compilation>
      <assemblies>
        <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ2, Version=15.3400.0.27, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35"  />
      </assemblies>
    </compilation>
  </system.web>

Step 4: Add client side resources through CDN or local package in the layout page _Layout.cshtml.

@* Syncfusion Essential JS 2 Styles *@
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" />

@* Syncfusion Essential JS 2 Scripts *@
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>

Step 5: Adding Script Manager in layout page _Layout.cshtml.

@Html.EJS().ScriptManager()

Step 6: Now, we can add Syncfusion Essential JS 2 for ASP.Net Core components in any page you want.

We are going to render Sparkline component in Index.cshtml page.

<h2> Essential JS 2 for ASP.NET MVC Sparkline </h2>

 @Html.EJS().Sparkline("spark").DataSource(ViewBag.data).XName("xval").YName("yval").Render()

[HomeController.cs]

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;
using EJ2_Core_Application.Models;
using Newtonsoft.Json;

namespace EJ2_Core_Application.Controllers
{
    public class HomeController : Controller
    {
        public IActionResult Index()
        {
            ViewBag.data = DataSource.GetData();
            return View();
        }
       public class DataSource
        {
            public int x;
            public string xval;
            public double yval;
            public static List<DataSource>GetData()
            {
                List<DataSource> data1 = new List<DataSource>();
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 0, xval = "2005", yval = 20090440 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 1, xval = "2006", yval = 20264080 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 2, xval = "2007", yval = 20434180 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 3, xval = "2008", yval = 21007310 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 4, xval = "2009", yval = 21262640 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 5, xval = "2010", yval = 21515750 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 6, xval = "2011", yval = 21766710 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 7, xval = "2012", yval = 22015580 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 8, xval = "2013", yval = 22262500 });
                data1.Add(new DataSource() { x = 9, xval = "2014", yval = 22507620 });
                return data1;
            }
        }
    }
}