Upgrading Syncfusion Blazor application to latest version

29 Jan 20242 minutes to read

The Syncfusion Blazor migration add-in for Visual Studio allows you to migrate an existing Syncfusion Blazor application from one version of Essential Studio version to another version. This reduces the amount of manual work required when migrating the Syncfusion version.

The steps below will assist you to upgrade the Syncfusion version in the Syncfusion Blazor application via Visual Studio 2022:


Before use the Syncfusion Blazor Project Migration, check whether the Syncfusion Blazor Template Studio Extension installed or not in Visual Studio Extension Manager by clicking on the Extensions -> Manage Extensions -> Installed. If this extension not installed, install the extension by follow the steps from the download and installation help topic.

  1. Open the Syncfusion Blazor application that uses the Syncfusion component in the Visual Studio 2022.

  2. To open the Migration Wizard, either one of the following options should be followed:

    Option 1

    Choose Extensions -> Syncfusion -> Essential Studio for Blazor -> Migrate Project… from Visual Studio 2022 menu.


    Option 2

    Right-click the application from the Solution Explorer and select the Syncfusion Blazor and choose the Migrate Syncfusion Blazor project from another version…


  3. The Syncfusion Project Migration window will appear. You can choose the required version of Syncfusion Blazor to migrate.


    The versions are loaded from the Syncfusion Blazor NuGet packages published in NuGet.org and it requires internet connectivity.


  4. Check the “Enable a backup before migrating” checkbox if you want to take the project backup and choose the location.

  5. Once the migration process is completed, you will get a successful message window


    If you enabled project backup before migrating, the old application was saved in the specified backup path location, as shown below once the migration process completed.


  6. The Syncfusion Blazor NuGet packages are updated to the respective selected version in the Syncfusion Blazor application.

  7. If you installed the trial setup or NuGet packages from nuget.org you must register the Syncfusion license key to your application since Syncfusion introduced the licensing system from 2018 Volume 2 (v16.2.0.41) Essential Studio release. Navigate to the help topic to generate and register the Syncfusion license key to your application. Refer to this blog post for understanding the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.