Getting Started on Mac

12 Jun 20236 minutes to read

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, you also have to include a license key in your projects. Please refer to this link to know about registering Syncfusion license key in your ASP.NET Core application to use our components.

The below guidelines demonstrate how to create an ASP.NET Core application and configure with our components.


Install the latest version OpenSSL by executing the following commands in your terminal window.

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  • ~$ brew update
    ~$ brew install openssl
    ~$ brew link -force openssl


    To configure an ASP.NET Core application and utilize our components, follow the below guidelines.

    • Create an ASP.NET Core Project
    • Configuring Syncfusion Components

    Create an ASP.NET Core Project

    ASP.NET Core Web application can be created in any one of the following ways.

    • Terminal (Command Line)
    • Yeoman

    Building Projects with Terminal

    The following steps helps to create a ASP.NET Core web application using terminal window.

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  • mkdir Sample
    • In terminal window, you have an option to develop a below listed types of ASP.NET Core projects. The default project type as console application. If you want to create any other specific type project, then need to specify the -t (template) key in command before the project type name. To know more about the project options and its syntax declarations refer the dotnet link.
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  • *   console
    *   web    
    *   lib
    *   xunittest
    • Then run the below mentioned command to create a new web application. After this command execution the new web application project will be created within your folder.
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  • dotnet new -t web

    Building Projects with Yeoman

    Yeoman is a scaffolding tool for modern web apps and helps us to quick start a new web project. The following steps helps to create an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application using yeoman tool.
    Since Visual Studio Code uses folder structure for storing files of application, create a folder of the name ASP.NET.

    • Open the Command line terminal and execute the below mentioned command to install the Node.js.
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  • brew install node
    • Then need to install the Yeoman, bower, grunt and gulp tool in your local machine by using npm.
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  • npm install -g yo bower grunt-cli gulp

    If you get the error npm ERR! Please try running this command again in root/administrator on Mac OS, run the following command using sudo: sudo npm install -g yo bower grunt-cli gulp

    • After installing Yo you need to install the ASP.NET generator.
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  • npm install -g generator-aspnet
    • Once Yeoman generator installed successfully, run the below command to invoke a ASP.NET Core project creation wizard.
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  • yo aspnet

    • From the list of available projects, select the Web Application Basic [without Membership and Authorization] by using arrow keys.

    • And then provide the project name or simply press the ‘Enter’ key to create the project with default name.

    Configuring Syncfusion Components

    • Open Visual Studio Code and open your Sample application folder using Open Folder option. Now your project folder is loaded in Visual Studio Code application.

    • Now configure a Bower execution environment in your local machine based on this link

    • Open a quick window (Command + P) and run the following command to install the Bower extension in your Visual Studio Code.

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  • ext install bower

    • In bower.json file specify our Syncfusion packages with our latest version, or else specify the * symbol will automatically loads our latest version scripts and CSS files.

    • Then open quick window to enter the >bower command and press ‘Enter’ key, from the below list of suggestions select the bower install option to restored our scripts and CSS into your application wwwroot -> lib folder.

    Recommended to install the Bower package watcher extension will helps to load the packages automatically whenever save the bower.json file.

    • Now refer our Syncfusion package Syncfusion.EJ.AspNet.Core into your application for our components deployment. The packages configuration & installation guidelines will be documented here.

    • Now open your project.json file to specify our assembly packages.

    The ASP.NET Core NuGet packages versioning has been streamlined as in shorter than older versioning (16.1600.0.32) from Volume 1, 2018 service pack 1 release ( Since all the framework version wise assemblies are grouped into a single package.

    The package “Syncfusion.EJ.MVC” renamed into “Syncfusion.EJ.AspNet.Core” from Volume 3, 2016 ( release. The “preview2-final” keyword removed our Syncfusion packages naming from Volume 1, 2017 ( release.

    • Open _viewimports.cshtml file from the views folder and add the following namespace for components references and Tag Helper support.
  • @using Syncfusion.JavaScript
    @addTagHelper *, Syncfusion.EJ
    • Open Terminal window and navigate to your project folder then execute the following command to restore the packages which are all specified in your project.json file.
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  • dotnet restore

    • Now refer the necessary scripts and CSS files in your _layout.cshtml page.


    Include the below mentioned scripts and CSS references under the appropriate environment. (For eg: If your environment is “Development”, then refer the scripts and CSS files under the tag environment names=”Development”). Refer all the required external and internal scripts only once in the page with proper order. Refer this link to know about order of script reference.

  • <html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="~/lib/bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css" />
    <link href="~/lib/syncfusion-javascript/Content/ej/web/bootstrap-theme/ej.web.all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="~/lib/syncfusion-javascript/Content/ej/web/responsive-css/ej.responsive.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="~/lib/jquery/dist/jquery.js"></script>
    <script src="~/lib/jsrender/jsrender.min.js"></script>
    <script src="~/lib/syncfusion-javascript/Scripts/ej/web/ej.web.all.min.js"></script>


    jQuery.easing external dependency has been removed from version onwards. Kindly include this jQuery.easing dependency for versions lesser than in order to support animation effects.

    • Add ScriptManager to the bottom of the layout.cshtml page. The ScriptManager used to place our control initialization script in the page.
  • <ej-script-manager></ej-script-manager>
    • Now open your view page to render our Syncfusion components in Tag Helper syntax.
  • <ej-date-picker id="datepicker" value="@DateTime.Now"></ej-date-picker>
    • Finally execute the dotnet run command to run your sample browser.

    • Then open your browser and paste the listening port localhost:5000 to view your sample in browser.