Category Archives: Tag Helpers

Posts about ASP.NET 5 UI helpers called Tag Helpers

Back to the Future with a Tag Helper

In October, I gave a presentation to the .NET DC User Group on the night before Marty McFly was due to arrive in 2015 according to the movie Back to the Future Part 2.  This was a great opportunity for me to put together a simple demo that I could run with ASP.NET 5 and show something easy to digest.  In this case, I put together an HTML version of the time circuits from Doc’s Delorean time machine.

That’s easy… a set of date displays on a grey background.  I broke out a copy of Visual Studio 2015 and set to work making one row work in CSS and HTML. Continue reading

ASP.NET Tag Helpers – Making HTML More Cool!

I’ve been at the AngleBrackets conference this week giving several talks and hanging out with the ASP.NET team members at the event.  We’ve had several great conversations about the new ASP.NET Tag Helpers functionality in the just announced ASP.NET 5 release.  That version is just in beta at this point, but we’re already contributing and getting great feedback on the direction for the framework. Continue reading

ASP.NET Tag Helpers – The Basics

A few days ago I wrote a blog post about how I got started writing my first ASP.NET Tag Helper that delivered a Kendo UI DatePicker widget.  I realize that I rambled through the features of the tag helper, and in this article I want to cover in detail each of the features currently available in ASP.NET vNext Tag Helpers. Continue reading

ASP.NET MVC Tag Helpers – Web Controls 2.0?

games-32546_640I have already heard a bit of feedback about my previous post about ASP.NET Tag Helpers. I want to make sure that I address several of your questions about this new feature in MVC 6, and I’m going to start with this backhanded question from a number of my friends:

“Isn’t this just Web Controls v2.0?”

<sigh> Continue reading

Get Started with ASP.NET MVC TagHelpers

Tag HelperWe are almost to the BETA cycle of ASP.NET vNext, and I’ve been following the ASP.NET team’s development on GitHub.  If you didn’t know already, the all-star developers at Microsoft are cranking away on the next version of ASP.NET in a completely open-source model.One of the cool new features set to be released with the next version is a significant addition to the HTML Helper model that we currently have in MVC 5, and its called TagHelpers. Continue reading