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Visual Studio Extensions

Create a project

Syncfusion provides the Visual Studio Project Templates to create the Syncfusion Blazor Application. The Syncfusion Blazor application creates an application with the required Syncfusion references, namespaces, component code snippet, and CDN links for the earlier development with Syncfusion components.

The following steps will help you create your Syncfusion Blazor Application through Visual Studio 2019:

  1. Open the Visual Studio 2019.

  2. To create a Syncfusion Blazor project, either of the following options should be followed:

    Option 1

    Choose Extension -> Syncfusion -> Essential Studio for Blazor -> Create New Syncfusion Project… from the Visual Studio menu.

    CreateMenu

    Option 2

    Select File -> New -> Project. Opens a new dialog to create a new project. You can obtain the templates provided by Syncfusion for Blazor by filtering the project type with Syncfusion or Blazor, or by using the Syncfusion keyword in the search option.

    CreateNewWindow

  3. Select the Syncfusion Blazor Application and select the Next button.

    CreateNewWizard

  4. Name the project, pick the location of the destination, then press the Create button. Appears the configuration wizard for the Syncfusion Blazor project.

    ProjectWizard

  5. The Syncfusion Blazor has three types of project and is listed below,

    1. Syncfusion Blazor Server App
    2. Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App
    3. Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App (ASP.NET Core hosted)
  6. Choose the desired Syncfusion Blazor application and Theme.

  7. Click the Create button to create the Blazor Syncfusion application.

  8. The Syncfusion Blazor application has been configured with Syncfusion.

  9. You can run the application and see the Syncfusion components.

  10. If you installed the trial setup or NuGet packages from nuget.org you have to register the Syncfusion license key to your project 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 project. Refer to this blog post for understanding the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.

Syncfusion integration

Syncfusion adds the required latest version of Syncfusion Blazor NuGet packages, CDN Scripts, namespace, and the Syncfusion component code snippets.

NuGet Packages

The following NuGet package(s) are added as NuGet references based on applications.

Syncfusion Blazor NuGet packages Application type
Syncfusion.Blazor Syncfusion Blazor Server App
Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App (ASPNET Core hosted)
Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App
Syncfusion.Blazor.PdfViewerServer.Windows Syncfusion Blazor Server App
Syncfusion.Blazor.WordProcessor Syncfusion Blazor Server App
Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App (ASPNET Core hosted)
Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App

The installed Syncfusion Extension version of the NuGet package will be added as reference entry if there is no internet connection. You have to restore the NuGet packages when the internet available.

NuGetPackage

The Syncfusion Blazor scripts and the selected themes (while creating the project) are added as CDN link in the following locations of Blazor type application.

Application type File location
Syncfusion Blazor Server App {Project location}\Pages_Host.cshtml
Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App (ASPNET Core hosted) {Client Project location}\wwwroot\index.html
Syncfusion Blazor WebAssembly App {Project location}\wwwroot\index.html

CDNLink

Namespaces

The Syncfusion Blazor component Grids, Calendars, and Buttons namespace are added to the _imports.razor file in the application. You can add the required other component namespace for development.

NameSpace

Code snippet

The Syncfusion Blazor components code snippets are added in the created application. The code changes are,

File name Code snippet added
~/Pages/Index.razor IndexFileChange
~/Pages/Counter.razor CounterPageChange
~/Pages/FetchData.razor FetchDataPageChange