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April 26

Updated Razor support in Visual Studio Code, now with Blazor support

Some days ago we announced improved Razor tooling support in Visual Studio Code with the latest C# extension. This latest release includes improved Razor diagnostics and support for tag helpers and Blazor apps.


Tag helper completion


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Get Started


To use this preview of Razor support in Visual Studio Code install the following:



To try out Visual Studio Code with Blazor apps, also install:


  • .NET Core 3.0 (Preview 4 or later)
  • The latest Blazor CLI templates:


    dotnet new -i Microsoft.AspNetCore.Blazor.Templates::3.0.0-preview4-19216-03

What’s new in this release?


Improved diagnostics


We’ve improved the Razor diagnostics in Visual Studio Code for a variety of scenarios, including floating @ characters:


Floating @ character


Missing end braces:


Missing end brace


And missing end tags in code blocks:


Missing end tag


Tag helpers


Tag helper completions are now supported in ASP.NET Core projects:


Tag helper completion


As well as completions for tag helper attribute names and values:


Tag helper attribute completion


Blazor


Visual Studio Code now works with Blazorapps too!


You get completions for components and component parameters:


Component completions


Also data-binding, event handlers and lots of other Blazor goodies!


Blazor todos


Limitations and known issues


This is an alpha release of the Razor tooling for Visual Studio Code, so there are a number of limitations and known issues:


  • Razor editing is currently only supported in ASP.NET Core and Blazor projects (no support for ASP.NET projects)
  • Limited support for colorization

Note that if you need to disable the Razor tooling:


  • Open the Visual Studio Code User Settings: File -> Preferences -> Settings
  • Search for “razor”
  • Check the “Razor: Disabled” checkbox

Feedback


Please let us know what you think about this latest update to the Razor tooling support in Visual Studio Code by reporting issues in the Razor.VSCode repo. When reporting Razor tooling related issues please use the “Report a Razor Issue” command in Visual Studio Code to capture all of the relevant longs and diagnostic information. Just run the command and then follow the instructions.


Thanks for trying out Razor in Visual Studio Code!


Daniel Roth
Daniel Roth

Principal Program Manager, ASP.NET


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