Getting Started with Blazor Server Side App in .NET CLI

5 Dec 20233 minutes to read

This article provides a step-by-step instructions for building Blazor Server App with Syncfusion Blazor Component using the .NET CLI.

Prerequisites

Latest version of the .NET Core SDK. If you previously installed the SDK, you can determine the installed version by executing the following command in a command prompt (Windows) or terminal (macOS) or command shell (Linux).

dotnet --version

Create a Blazor Server side project using .NET CLI

Run the dotnet new blazorserver command to create a new Blazor Server application in a command prompt (Windows) or terminal (macOS) or command shell (Linux).

dotnet new blazorserver -o BlazorApp
cd BlazorApp

This command creates new Blazor app project and places it in a new directory called BlazorApp inside your current location. See Create Blazor app topic and dotnet new CLI command topics for more details.

NOTE

If you have installed multiple SDK versions and need any specific framework version (net6.0/net7.0) project, then add -f flag along with dotnet new blazorserver comment. Refer here for the available options.

Install Syncfusion Blazor Calendars and Themes NuGet in the App

Here’s an example of how to add Blazor Calendar component in the application using the following command in the command prompt (Windows) or terminal (Linux and macOS) to install a Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars and Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes NuGet package. See Install and manage packages using the dotnet CLI topics for more details.

dotnet add package Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars -Version 26.1.35
dotnet add package Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes -Version 26.1.35
dotnet restore

NOTE

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor and Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the ~/Program.cs file of your Blazor Server App.

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);

// Add services to the container.
builder.Services.AddRazorPages();
builder.Services.AddServerSideBlazor();
builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
var app = builder.Build();
....

Add stylesheet and script resources

The theme stylesheet and script can be accessed from NuGet through Static Web Assets. Reference the stylesheet and script in the <head> of the main page as follows:

  • For .NET 6 Blazor Server app, include it in ~/Pages/_Layout.cshtml file.

  • For .NET 7 Blazor Server app, include it in the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

NOTE

Check out the Blazor Themes topic to discover various methods (Static Web Assets, CDN, and CRG) for referencing themes in your Blazor application. Also, check out the Adding Script Reference topic to learn different approaches for adding script references in your Blazor application.

Add Syncfusion Blazor component

Add the Syncfusion Blazor Calendar component in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file.

<SfCalendar TValue="DateTime" />
  • In the command prompt (Windows) or terminal (Linux and macOS) to run the following command to build and start the app. The app listening on http://localhost:<port number> and view it in the browser.
dotnet run

Blazor Calendar Component

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