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ASP.NET Core 2 Preview 2 released with core features

July 28, 2017
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ASP.NET Core 2 Preview 2 released with core features
Microsoft has released Preview 2 of the ASP.NET Core 2 with templates for Single Page applications to Visual Studio 2017. Hence, if you work with Visual Studio 2017, you will be able to work with single page applications using the IDE. If you had worked with the first core, it was shipped with templates for Angular, React, Knockout, and Aurelia.

With the launch of Preview 2, you can access the templates from within the Visual Studio's new web application dialog. You will be able to work with React.js, Redux, and Augular. Moreover, templates for Vue and Aurelia are also available in the form of separate packages.

The main purpose behind the launch of the ASP.NET Core 2 is its ability to run on .NET Framework 4.6.1 and ASP.NET Core 2.0 via support for .NET Standard 2.0. If you work with the Kestrel web server, you will work with plenty of configuration options.

As a developer, you can set the maximum number of concurrent HTTP/S connections including the maximum number of upgraded connections. Moreover, the maximum request body size is set to default for the entire application. With the help of Maximum Request Body Data Rate, you will be able to set a minimum request rate in addition to per-request minimum data rate.

The connection will automatically time out when a connection falls below the minimum threshold limit. You can make use of the grace period to enable connections to reach tothe maximum potential. To make use of the latest C# 7.1 features such as default expressions in ASP.NET Core 2, inferred Tuple names, pattern matching and generics, you just need to add the property latest to your project file.

Microsoft has removed the ability to make use of the NET Core Identify as a Service and default configuration schema, which is used to configure HTTPS, authentication, and certificates. According to Microsoft, these features require refinements and hence it will be introduced in the upcoming versions. You can download ASP.NET Core 2 Preview 2. However, you can expect a launch of the Preview 2 in Q3 2017.