Lesson 1.5: Setting up Dependency Injection Components

Spectre.Console supports the ability to use dependency injection to find types for our commands. The library has an integration mechanism so that developers can use their favorite DI engine with their command-line app. In this lesson, we will learn how to integrate the .NET Extensions dependency injection engine with Spectre.Console. If you are unfamiliar with … Continue reading Lesson 1.5: Setting up Dependency Injection Components

Lesson 1.4: Async Commands

To this point, we have been using synchronous commands, but the Spectre.Console.Cli library also supports asynchronous commands. For anyone familiar with the async/await concepts in .NET, these commands follow the same pattern. When our commands use asynchronous APIs (for file I/O or web service calls), then we also need our commands to be asynchronous. With … Continue reading Lesson 1.4: Async Commands

Lesson 1.3: Nested Commands

The Spectre.Console.Cli supports having multiple nested commands to enable multiple operations on a particular resource. For example: if we have a command with additional operations, we can represent that as nested commands: command operation1, command operation2, command operation3, and so on. To enable this type of nesting, the Spectre.Console.Cli provides the AddBranch configuration method. To … Continue reading Lesson 1.3: Nested Commands

CLI Lessons Updated to Spectre.Console v0.36

With the changes to merge the Spectre.Cli and Spectre.Console packages, we had to update our existing lessons to the new combined package as well. Starting with Spectre.Console v0.36, both code bases are in a single package. Our tutorial lessons have also been updated to the new version. Lesson 1.1: Starting with Spectre.Console.CliLesson 1.2: Multiple, Default, … Continue reading CLI Lessons Updated to Spectre.Console v0.36

Lesson 1.2: Multiple, Default, and Hidden Commands

Having one command, like we did in our first lesson, is useful but limited. With Spectre.Console.Cli, we can define multiple commands, each with their own arguments and options, and each getting called when the user specifies that command in the command-line arguments. So let's take a look at defining multiple commands and a default command … Continue reading Lesson 1.2: Multiple, Default, and Hidden Commands

Azure Static Web Apps with Blazor WebAssembly

Azure has Static Web Apps functionality integrated with Blazor now, but only works with GitHub as the source repository for the preview version. This article has a great description of how to get it working. It appears that the Azure Static Web Apps functionality really streamlines the process for building CI/CD for these types of … Continue reading Azure Static Web Apps with Blazor WebAssembly

Lesson 1.1: Starting with Spectre.Console.Cli

I've been writing a lot of command-line apps to try out .NET Core and now .NET 5. There's always a lot of repeated code to setup the application, parse the command-line arguments, and then map those to operations performed by the program. I started researching some frameworks for building command-line interfaces (CLI) and there are … Continue reading Lesson 1.1: Starting with Spectre.Console.Cli

.NET 5 Releases

As you've probably already heard, .NET version 5 has released. Version 5 is actually an upgrade of .NET Core 3.1, so project and libraries that targeted .NET Core 3.1 will upgrade fairly cleanly to .NET 5. There are many improvements in .NET 5.0: .NET 5.0 is already battle-tested by being hosted for months at dot.net and Bing.com.Performance is greatly improved across … Continue reading .NET 5 Releases