The fifth lesson of Dojo Course will teach you more about module development: how to build your own logic that is able to store data and what are the basic services that aid you in your work.
- A quick recap of the last lesson: command line scaffolding, creating a controller and a view, dependency injection
- Using the IWorkContextAccessor and exploring the WorkContext (and the HttpContext inside) object: content parts and items everywhere!
- Attaching the debugger to the IIS Express worker process
- How to display CLRExceptions in VS to see the exceptions that otherwise would be swallowed somewhere in the stack: Ctrl+D,E and check the "Thrown" checkbox
- Using the INotifier service
- Property injection: Localizer and Logger
- How to properly structure your T-strings to make them bulletproof agains translations: String.Format
- Routing in MVC and defining custom parameters
- Basic data storage: creating a record class (which is the OO representation of our data) and a migration class to define the table schema
- Looking at the DB after the migration to see what our code did there
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