How to run an asp net mvc 5 application with net framework from vs code

Introduction

Running an ASP.NET MVC 5 application with .NET Framework from VS Code can be a bit challenging for developers who are new to the ASP.NET ecosystem. However, with the right setup and configuration, it is possible to run and debug your ASP.NET MVC 5 application seamlessly in VS Code. In this article, we will guide you through the step by step.

Prerequisites

Before we begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites on your machine:

  • .NET Framework SDK
  • Studio Code
  • C# extension for Visual Studio Code

Setting up the Project

First, let's create a new ASP.NET MVC 5 application. Open your terminal or prompt and navigate to the directory where you want to create your project. Run the following command to create a new ASP.NET MVC 5 application:

dotnet new mvc

This command will create a new ASP.NET MVC 5 project with the necessary files and folders.

Running the Application

To run the ASP.NET MVC 5 application from VS Code, open the project in VS Code. Press Ctrl + ` to open the integrated terminal in VS Code. Make sure the terminal is pointing to the root directory of your project.

Next, run the following command to restore the packages:

dotnet restore

This command will and restore all the necessary NuGet packages required by your ASP.NET MVC 5 application.

Once the packages are restored, you can build and run the application using the following command:

dotnet run

This command will build and run your ASP.NET MVC 5 application. You should see the application running on a local development server.

the Application

VS Code provides excellent debugging support for ASP.NET MVC 5 applications. To debug your application, set a breakpoint in your code by clicking on the left margin of the desired line. Then, press F5 to start the debugging session.

VS Code will launch the application in debug mode, and you can step through your code, inspect variables, and the application's behavior.

Conclusion

Running an ASP.NET MVC 5 application with .NET Framework from VS Code is not as complicated as it may seem. By following the outlined in this article, you can easily set up, run, and debug your ASP.NET MVC 5 application in VS Code. Happy coding!

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