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Getting Started with Essential JS 2 for ASP.NET MVC in Visual Studio 2017

This article provides a step-by-step introduction to configure Essential JS 2 setup, build and publish a simple ASP.NET MVC web application using Visual Studio 2017.

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 MVC application to use the components.

Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 5

Prerequisites

To get started with ASP.NET MVC 5 application, ensure the following software to be installed on the machine.

  • .Net Framework 4.5 and above.
  • ASP.NET MVC 5
  • Visual Studio 2017

Create ASP.NET MVC 5 web application

  1. Choose File > New > Project… in the Visual Studio menu bar.

    new project in aspnetmvc5

  2. Select Installed > Visual C# > Web and choose the required .NET Framework in the drop-down.

  3. Select ASP.NET Web Application (.NET Framework) and change the application name, and then click OK.

    The Essential JS 2 supports 4.5+ .NET Framework in the ASP.NET MVC application. i.e. The minimum target framework is 4.5 for Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2).

    aspnetmvc5 project template

  4. Choose MVC and then click OK. Now, the MVC web application project is created with default ASP.NET MVC template.

    aspnetmvc5 web application template

Configure Essential JS 2 in the application

  1. Add the Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 NuGet package to the new application by using the Nuget Package Manager. Right-click the project and select Manage NuGet Packages….

    Refer to this article to learn more details about installing Essential JS 2 NuGet packages in various OS environment.

    aspnetmvc5 manage nuget packages

  2. Search the Syncfusion EJ2 MVC5 keyword in the Browse tab and install Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 NuGet package in the application.

    aspnetmvc5 install nuget package

    The Essential JS 2 MVC5 NuGet package will be included in the project, after the installation process is completed.

    Note: The Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

  3. Open ~/Views/Web.config file and add the Syncfusion.EJ2 namesapce reference to the <system.web.webPages.razor> element and Syncfusion.EJ2 assembly reference to <system.web> element.

    <configuration>
        ....
        ....
        <system.web.webPages.razor>
            ....
            ....
            <pages pageBaseType="System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage">
                <namespaces>
                    ....
                    ....
                    <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ2"/>
                </namespaces>
            </pages>
        </system.web.webPages.razor>
        ....
        ....
        <system.web>
            <compilation>
                <assemblies>
                    ....
                    ....
                    <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ2, Culture=neutral" />
                </assemblies>
            </compilation>
        </system.web>
    </configuration>
  4. Add the client-side resources through CDN in the <head> element of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml layout page.

    <head>
        ....
        ....
    
        <!-- 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>
    </head>
  5. Add the Essential JS 2 Script Manager at the end of <body> element in the ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml layout page.

    <body>
        ....
        ....
        <!-- Syncfusion Essential JS 2 ScriptManager -->
        @Html.EJS().ScriptManager()
    </body>
  6. Add the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 components in any web page (cshtml) in the ~/Views folder.

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

    <div>
        @Html.EJS().Calendar("calendar").Render()
    </div>
  7. Run the application and the Essential JS 2 calendar component will render in the web browser.

    aspnetmvc5 calendar component output

Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 4

Prerequisites

To get started with ASP.NET MVC 4 application, ensure the following software to be installed on the machine.

  • .Net Framework 4.5 and above.
  • ASP.NET MVC 4
  • Visual Studio 2013

Create ASP.NET MVC 4 web application

  1. Choose File > New > Project… in the Visual Studio menu bar.

    new project in aspnetmvc4

  2. Select Installed > Templates > Visual C# > Web > Visual Studio 2012 and choose the required .NET Framework in the drop-down.

  3. Select ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application and change the application name and click OK.

    The Essential JS 2 supports 4.5+ .NET Framework in the ASP.NET MVC application. i.e. The minimum target framework is 4.5 for Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2).

    aspnetmvc4 project template

  4. Choose Internet Application and select View engine as Razor, and then click OK. Now, the MVC web application project is created with default ASP.NET MVC 4 template.

    aspnetmvc4 web application template

Configure Essential JS 2 in the application

  1. Add the Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 NuGet package into the new application by using the Nuget Package Manager. Right-click the project and select Manage NuGet Packages….

    Refer to this article to learn more details about installing Essential JS 2 NuGet packages in various OS environment.

    aspnetmvc4 manage nuget packages

  2. Select Online option and search the keyword Syncfusion EJ2 MVC4 in the search text box, and then install Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 NuGet package in the application.

    aspnetmvc4 install nuget package

    The Essential JS 2 MVC4 NuGet package will be included in the project, after the installation process is completed.

    Note: The Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

  3. Open ~/Views/Web.config file and add the Syncfusion.EJ2 namesapce reference to the <system.web.webPages.razor> element, and then add Syncfusion.EJ2 assembly reference to the <system.web> element.

    <configuration>
        ....
        ....
        <system.web.webPages.razor>
            ....
            ....
            <pages pageBaseType="System.Web.Mvc.WebViewPage">
                <namespaces>
                    ....
                    ....
                    <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ2"/>
                </namespaces>
            </pages>
        </system.web.webPages.razor>
        ....
        ....
        <system.web>
            ....
            ....
            <pages>
                <controls>
                    ....
                    ....
                    <add assembly="Syncfusion.EJ2, Culture=neutral" tagPrefix="mvc"/>
                </controls>
            </pages>
        </system.web>
    </configuration>
  4. Add the client-side resources through CDN in the <head> element of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml layout page.

    <head>
        ....
        ....
    
        <!-- 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>
    </head>
  5. Add the Essential JS 2 Script Manager at the end of <body> element in the ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml layout page.

    <body>
        ....
        ....
        <!-- Syncfusion Essential JS 2 ScriptManager -->
        @Html.EJS().ScriptManager()
    </body>
  6. Add the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 components in any web page (cshtml) in the ~/Views folder.

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

    <div>
        @Html.EJS().Calendar("calendar").Render()
    </div>
  7. Run the application and the Essential JS 2 Calendar component will render in the web browser.

    aspnetmvc4 calendar component output