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Exploring ASP.NET Core, Part 1 of 6: Getting Started

with expert Don Kiely

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Release date 11/16/2016
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 21m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams Included

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Course description

Explore the radical changes implemented in the complete reboot of .NET Core and discover why this new version is designed for a world built on devices. Dive into the history of .NET, ASP.NET, and the Xamarin Platform and learn how to install .NET Core and write a simple command line application.


This course assumes that students have some programming background, and at least minimal experience with classic ASP.NET, C#, and Visual Studio.
As with any such course, the more experience you bring to the course, the more you’ll get out of it. This course moves quickly through a broad range of programming topics, and is focused on using the .NET Framework with C#.
The course also assumed that you are well familiar with how to use the version of Windows that you are running. For example, the course might say simply “open a browser” without explaining how to do that. You should also be able to navigate the folder hierarchy using Windows Explorer.

Learning Paths

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
Building ASP.NET Web Applications

Meet the expert

Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.

Course outline

Intro to .NET Core

Intro to .NET Core (20:02)
  • Introduction (01:14)
  • About This Course (02:57)
  • Tools Used in This Course (02:30)
  • Rebooting .NET (07:15)
  • The Vision: A Common .NET (05:08)
  • Summary (00:56)
A Primer on .NET Core Architecture (26:26)
  • Introduction (00:53)
  • .NET Core (02:34)
  • .NET and ASP.NET Core version 1.0 (06:21)
  • .NET and ASP.NET Core - The Future (05:09)
  • The .NET Framework (02:55)
  • The Xamarin Platform (02:39)
  • And Now: .NET Core (04:51)
  • Summary (01:00)
Getting Started with .NET Core (20:12)
  • Introduction (00:58)
  • What You Need to Get Started (02:05)
  • Demo: Resources (05:23)
  • Demo: Documentation (04:53)
  • Demo: Unfinished Documentation (03:03)
  • Components of .NET Core (03:05)
  • Summary (00:41)
.NET Core Command Line Tools (14:41)
  • Introduction (00:41)
  • Dotnet.exe Command Line Tools (01:32)
  • Dotnet Commands (01:49)
  • .NET Core Demo (02:01)
  • Demo: New Project (05:08)
  • Demo: Restore (02:29)
  • Summary (00:58)