Get started with ASP.NET Core Razor Pages in Visual Studio Code
This tutorial teaches the basics of building an ASP.NET Core Razor Pages web app. We recommend you complete Introduction to Razor Pages before starting this tutorial. Razor Pages is the recommended way to build UI for web applications in ASP.NET Core.
Install the following:
Create a Razor web app
From a terminal, run the following commands:
dotnet new razor -o RazorPagesMovie cd RazorPagesMovie dotnet run
The default template creates RazorPagesMovie, Home, About and Contact links and pages. Depending on the size of your browser window, you might need to click the navigation icon to show the links.
Test the links. The RazorPagesMovie and Home links go to the Index page. The About and Contact links go to the
Contact pages, respectively.
Project files and folders
The following table lists the files and folders in the project. For this tutorial, the Startup.cs file is the most important to understand. You don't need to review each link provided below. The links are provided as a reference when you need more information on a file or folder in the project.
|File or folder||Purpose|
|wwwroot||Contains static files. See Static files.|
|Pages||Folder for Razor Pages.|
|Program.cs||Hosts the ASP.NET Core app.|
|Startup.cs||Configures services and the request pipeline. See Startup.|
The Pages folder
The _Layout.cshtml file contains common HTML elements (scripts and stylesheets) and sets the layout for the application. For example, when you click on RazorPagesMovie, Home, About or Contact, you see the same elements. The common elements include the navigation menu on the top and the header on the bottom of the window. See Layout for more information.
The _ViewStart.cshtml sets the Razor Pages
Layout property to use the _Layout.cshtml file. See Layout for more information.
The _ViewImports.cshtml file contains Razor directives that are imported into each Razor Page. See Importing Shared Directives for more information.
The _ValidationScriptsPartial.cshtml file provides a reference to jQuery validation scripts. When we add
Edit pages later in the tutorial, the _ValidationScriptsPartial.cshtml file will be used.
Index pages are basic pages you can use to start an app. The
Error page is used to display error information.
Open the project
Press Ctrl+C to shut down the application.
From Visual Studio Code (VS Code), select File > Open Folder, and then select the RazorPagesMovie folder.
- Select Yes to the Warn message "Required assets to build and debug are missing from 'RazorPagesMovie'. Add them?"
- Select Restore to the Info message "There are unresolved dependencies".
Launch the app
Press Ctrl+F5 to start the app without debugging. Alternatively, from the Debug menu, select Start Without Debugging.
In the next tutorial, we add a model to the project.