Oqtane Blog

The Oqtane Blog is the official communication channel for Oqtane.  Keep up to date with the latest project information. Share your feedback and insights with the community. Guest bloggers are welcome!

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  • Dynamic Components In Blazor

    Blazor applications are based on components. A component is an element of UI that handles user events and defines flexible UI rendering logic. One the most significant benefits of components is that they promote a high level of code reusability. Under the covers, components are .NET classes written in the form of a Razor markup page with a .razor file extension. Razor is a syntax for combining HTML markup with C# code designed for developer productivity. Razor components are compiled into .NET assemblies that can be shared and distributed as Nuget packages. At run-time components render into an in-memory representation of the browser DOM called a "render tree" that is used to update the UI in a flexible and efficient way.
  • Custom Routing In Blazor

    Routing is essentially the "brain" of a web application. In a traditional ASP.NET MVC application, routing is the process of directing an HTTP request to a controller which is running on the server so that it can serve up content to a client browser. In contrast, in a single-page application (SPA), the router responds to navigation actions directly in the client browser without making a request to the server to fetch new content. In both cases, routers utilize route templates which are basically patterns that describe the locations to match in order to trigger a specific rendering.
  • Announcing Oqtane... a Modular Application Framework for Blazor!

    Oqtane was originally conceived as a proof of concept to determine if Blazor would be capable of supporting a modular application framework. Taking inspiration from DotNetNuke, it utilizes many concepts from this pionering open source .NET CMS. Specifically it supports multi-tenancy, a fully dynamic page compositing model, designer friendly skins, extensibility via third party modules, and a familiar data model. That being said this was not a migration project; Oqtane was built from the ground up using modern .NET Core patterns and technology.