How To Convert An MVC Project Into A Blazor Application Project

Introduction

In this article, I've used an MVC application and also convert the application into a Blazor application.

What is the Blazor?

Blazor is a Single Page Application development framework. The Blazor is a new technology that is based on components. A component in Blazor is an element of UI, such as a page, dialog, or data entry form. Components are built with .NET C# classes. Blazor is a combination/mutation of Browser and Razor (the .NET HTML view-generating engine). The implication is that instead of having to execute Razor views on the server in order to present HTML to the browser, Blazor is capable of running these views on the client.

These steps are required for converting an MVC project into a Blazor project.

Step 1

Create an MVC Application

Step 2

Copy the existing views markup form page into the razor file page.

For example, any MVC application project has a .cshtml file and any Blazor application has a .razor file.

We create a component because Blazor always used components. Right-click on the page folder then choose the option razor component then fill in the name of that component with the extension .razor. In a component, we write code similar to MVC applications like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C# .Net and a Blazor component is reused directly using the name of the component.

Step 3

In the @code section for the new component declare a Model property of the same type as the one the view currently references.

Basically, code section declares any properties, functions, and variables which means we have to write a C# .Net code in this section and directly call in the component.

Here we have two types of methods that are used in any Blazor project.

Used @code Section

Any Blazor component is divided into two section

1. view

In a view section, we write code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for showing the look of the application. 

2 code

Here, we write code in C# or .Net in form of functions, variables, or properties.

Used partial class file

The partial class method is very simple or the easiest way in the Blazor. Add a class file with the same name as the component and in the class, the file makes the class partial and inherits with the component base class file.

to use the namespace using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components;

Note: component files and class files always same name and the same user in the same folder.

Step 4

Migrate the code for populating and returning the model (from the controller to the component). 

If we want to use Web API or microservices in the project we migrate or write code or business logic for a component handling 

Conclusion

In this article, we have seen how to convert an MVC project into a Blazor Project. Thanks for reading and I hope you like it.

If you have any suggestions or queries about this article, please share your thoughts. You can read my other articles by Clicking here