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I just discovered a little trick that will save you time debugging. It’s the use of dotnet watch. It’s not new, but it’s still necessary to know it… 😉

What is dotnet watch

dotnet watch is a tool that runs a .NET Core CLI command when source files change ; Basically as soon as we record. In fact, the one we’re going to associate will be run ! => we’re going to execute our project every time we save our jobs.

dotnet watch run

Personally, this feature will save me time when I develop my Blazor project.

Visual Studio 2019 (preview)

In the next version of Visual Studio, you will be able to directly open a Powershell window from the menu DISPLAY (CTRL+~)

Nothing like a little demonstration:

As you may have seen, you must first position yourself in our project folder before running dotnet watch run. And then just reload the page in the browser.

Christophe

Passionate about Microsoft's .NET development technologies from Windows Phone and now with Blazor.

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