Rupert  Beatty

Rupert Beatty


Useful Visual Studio Extensions for Working with Blazor

Blazor is a free and open-source web framework. Released by Microsoft in 2018, it enables the development of interactive and reusable web UIs using the C## programming language instead of JavaScript.

Using Blazor VSCode Extensions, you can build applications from start to finish using the C## programming language. Blazo VSCode Extensions facilitate code reusability and modularity because UI components are implemented using only C#, HTML, and CSS.

Client software using Blazor VSCode Extensions executes C## code directly in a browser using WebAssembly. This is possible because Blazor itself is a .NET application running on WebAssembly. It can also run client logic on servers as it uses SignalR. SignalR is a real-time messaging framework that ensures efficient communication with servers.

One of the advanced features of Blazor is its ability to invoke JavaScript functions from .NET methods and .NET methods from JavaScript functions. This ability is called JavaScript interoperability (JS interop). It gives you the flexibility of using the large amount of JavaScript libraries that exist for client-side UIs, while writing your logic in C#.

Blazor was built on and uses open web standards without plugins or  code transpilation. It is universally applicable and works flawlessly in all modern web browsers, including those on mobile devices.

Since its initial release in 2018, the Blazor community has grown massively, and so has its number of tools.

In this article, we explore some of the best of Blazor’s VSCode Extensions. Blazor’s VSCode Extensions make building applications less stressful and more efficient. We also explore some Blazor Components that you can easily use while building applications.

Blazor Snippets

Blazor Snippets provides common code snippets for building apps in Blazor using VS code. This extension increases productivity, letting you spend less time writing boilerplate code and more time writing main application codes.

Blazor’s Snippets was officially released by Scott Sauber in November 2018. So far, this extension is one of the most downloaded Blazor extensions on the  Visual Studio Marketplace, with over 15,000 downloads.

For more information about Blazor Snippets, including how to contribute to its development, check out the official  Github repository.

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Useful Visual Studio Extensions for Working with Blazor