Build your ASP.NET web application with Habitat
This guide shows how to build and run your ASP.NET web application with Habitat on Windows.
In this guide
The following steps provide a framework for how to build and package your ASP.NET application; however, you are not required to read them in order. Feel free to move back and forth between topics as you create the plan for your web application.
- Create Your Plan: Learn how to create your plan.
- Define Dependencies and Callbacks: Understand how to add runtime dependencies for your web application.
- Define Build Logic For Your App: Define how source code for your web application is built and installed as part of the package creation process.
- Add Configuration: Specify which settings on your web application can be configured at runtime.
- Leveraging Powershell DSC in Habitat Templates: Use Powershell DSC to enable and configure IIS using Habitat Templates and Handlebars syntax.
- Define Hooks: Define runtime behavior for your application.
- Build and Test: Learn how to build, test, and run your web application package.
- Connect your web application: Describes how to connect your web application to a SQL Server database inside of a Studio or a container.
- Next Steps: Provides suggested topics for further reading within the reference documentation and blog posts.
Download and install the Habitat CLI (command-line interface) on your Windows workstation or VM. You should complete all steps before doing any local development work with the CLI.
Download an ASP.NET application
We will be using Microsoft's Entity Framework sample application available from the MSDN code sample site. Let's download and extract the source code for that application and then we will "habetize" it throughout this guide:
What if I get lost?
As we progress through this guide, we will be progressively adding files and code to our plan and will make other changes here and there. If for any reason you feel that the state of your application of plan files is broken, feel free to reference this repository which contains a full working Habitat plan and hooks that may get you back to a fixed state: