ASP.NET Core SignalR for Windows 10 UWP App

It has been quite sometimes I have not use ASP.NET SignalR. As you may know that currently we can use ASP.NET Core for creating WebAPI, it come to my mind to try SignalR service using ASP.NET Core and with Windows 10 UWP as the client for consuming the SignalR service. This blog is about just that, I divide the project into two, that is the SignalR service server and SignalR client which is inside Windows 10 UWP app. So let’s start.

SignalR Service Server

Let’s begin with creating the ASP.NET Core project, fire up Visual Studio 2015 with — of course .NET Core installed.

ASP.Net Core Create New Project

Once created, open the project.json file or Right-Click the References on the Solution Explorer and choose Manage NuGet packages and add the SignalR package library.

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Named Anchor in ASP.NET Core MVC Tag Helper

Using the asp-fragment for Named Anchor

Recently I’m playing around with the ASP.NET Core MVC tag helpers. I’m very impressed with tag helper to resolve anchor link which are more readable and clean compare to the previous ASP.NET Framework MVC that mixes with C#. However, I got some situation which needs to be resolve using the anchor tag helper, that is using the Named Anchor.

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MonoGame UAP for Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10 Build 10240)

THE GAME BEGINS

Recently I updated my Windows 10 to the latest Build 10240 and I wanted to create my own game framework leveraging the powerful Win2D which is open source from Microsoft and I was thinking, hmm… why not find see the existing game framework first. And yes, it remind me to my experience using XNA which is, well “not available” anymore. So I turn to MonoGame, yes… one of the best open source game framework. And so I did, I download the latest MonoGame 3.4.

Perfect! right… By the way, I’m using Visual Studio 2015 (Enterprise), you can also install MonoGame 3.4 for Visual Studio Community 2015 which is free for developers. Once, installed, I directly see the Project Templates ( yay! very excited ).

MonoGame 3.4 Windows 10 UAP Project Templates
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