Visual Studio project template for Web Api .NET Core 2.2 solutions
(.NET Core 3.1 template version for VS2019 here: REST API .NET Core 3.1 )
This Visual Studio extension provides an effective and quick start for .NET Core REST Web API service and saves many hours of exploring the Web for an optimal solution. Save your precious time with this template and enjoy your life.
More information and detailed instructions here: www.anasoft.net/apincore
Three steps only to create fully functional REST API:
- install the extension,
- update API appsettings.json with Data Source if not SQLEXPRESS and
- run created solution/service which initiates migration/seed services to get the API service info page
In extended vsix version additionally you can:
- run successfully default scaffold tests in XUnit integration tests project,
- test API with Swagger API specification link on API service info page using test credentials email@example.com mysecretpassword123 to get security token and
- extend and customize you API solution by using T4 templates to scaffold 600+ lines of code (for api, controler, domain and test layers) per added entity class; just compile your solution, add new db migration and run successfully T4 generated tests.
- generated Postman API tests as json file
Core features version
- Three layers projects Api, Domain and Entity
- Dependency Injection (.Net Core feature)
- Generic Service
- Generic Repository with Entity Framework
- EF lazy loading and DB concurrency errors
- Sync and Async calls
- Generic exception handler
- passwords encryption
- Serilog logging with Console and File sinks
- Migrations and seed from json objects build your empty database
- Select between Indentity Server 4 or JWT authorization/authentication for generated API
- Swagger and Swashbuckle API documentation for .NET Core 2
- T4 templates - simple code generation for domain and service classes
- API versioning
Extended features version
- All core features included.
- Swagger authentication
- T4 templates - smart code generation driven by existing entity classes (inherits from BaseEntity). T4 templates generate code for related domain, service, controller and test classes based on added entity classes in single click. Great time saver!
- XUnit integration tests project added to the solution for IS4 mode or JWT authentication mode.
- Postman API tests as json file for import (IS4 and JWT tests). Import and run the tests.
Only four simple steps to extend original solution with your new entity and all the plumbing necessary for an REST API:
- add entity class(es),
- run Powershell module to run T4 scripts and generate/scaffold all layers' code,
- add new database migration to update a database and
- run all tests
For instructions and more about free and full-featured VSIX extension visit: www.anasoft.net/apincore
- Version 1.9 (.NET Core 2.2)
- Version 2.0 (added Swagger authentication) (only Extended features version)
- Version 2.1 (fixed POST/PUT use)
- Version 3.3 (simple VS T4 templates - code generation for domain and service classes) (only Extended features version)
- Version 3.5 (EF lazy loading)
- Version 3.6 (Update Repository Update method )
- Version 3.7 ( DB concurrency implemented for Update)
- Version 3.8 ( Add predicate search example service function)
- Version 3.9 (Update T4 template code generator) (only Extended features version)
- Version 4.0 (Added a service API versioning library for Microsoft ASP.NET Core and Swagger versioning)
- Version 4.1 (Added CodeGeneratorUtility.bat to execute all T4s) (only Extended features version)
- Version 4.2 (EF add-migration fix and added DI code generator)
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Created solution using this template may contain code with unintentional flaws or limitations. Please adjust created solution to your needs and test it before any production use.
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