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Getting Started with Essential JS 2 for ASP.NET Core Razor Components in Visual Studio 2019

11 Jun 2021 / 2 minutes to read

This article provides a step-by-step introduction to configure Essential JS 2 setup, build and publish a simple .NET Core Razor Components web application using the Visual Studio 2019.


The official prerequisites to create and run an ASP.NET Core Razor Components on Windows environment are described in the .NET Core Razor components documentation website.

Create a Blazor application from VS 2019

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

new project

Step 2: Make sure .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 3.0 are selected at the top.

select framework

Step 3: Choose the Blazor template and change the application name, and then click OK.

Importing Essential JS 2 Razor components in the application

Step 1: Now, add the Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core.RazorComponents NuGet package to the new application by using the NuGet Package Manager. Right-click the project and select Manage NuGet Packages.

nuget explorer

Step 2: Search the Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core.RazorComponents keyword in the Browse tab and install Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core.RazorComponents NuGet package in the application.

select nuget

Step 3: The Essential JS 2 package will be included in the project, after the installation process is completed.

Step 4: Open ~/_ViewImports.cshtml file and import the Syncfusion.EJ2.RazorComponents.

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@addTagHelper *, Syncfusion.EJ2.RazorComponents

Step 5: Add the client-side resources through CDN or local npm package in the <head> element of the ~/wwwroot/index.html page.

import cdn

Step 6: Now, add the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 components in any web page (cshtml) in the Pages folder. For example, the PDF Viewer component is added in the ~/Pages/Index.cshtml page.

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<div class="col-lg-12 control-section">
<EjsPdfViewer id='pdfviewer' documentPath='PDF_Succinctly.pdf' serviceUrl='' style='height: 640px;width: 100%' />

For PDF Viewer serviceUrl creation, follow the steps provided in the link

Step 7: Run the application. The Essential JS 2 PDF Viewer component will render in the web browser.

output image