Syncfusion Project Conversion

3 Feb 2021 / 4 minutes to read

Syncfusion Project Conversion is a Visual Studio add-in that converts an existing ASP.NET Core application into a Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Web application by adding the required assemblies and resource files.

IMPORTANT

The Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Web Application Project Conversion utility is available from v15.2.0.40.

Convert into Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Web Application

The following steps help you to use the Syncfusion Project Conversion in the existing ASP.NET Core Web Application.

Before use, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 1) Project Conversion, check whether the Syncfusion Essential JS1 AspNet Core VSExtensions installed or not in Visual Studio Extension Manager by clicking on the Tools -> Extensions and Updates -> Installed for Visual Studio 2017 or lower and for Visual Studio 2019 by clicking on the Extensions -> Manage Extensions -> Installed. Also, check whether the corresponding Essential Studio version build installed or not. If the Essential Studio version is not same for both the Extension and build, then the Project Conversion will not be shown.

  1. Open an existing Microsoft ASP.NET Core Web Application or create a new Microsoft ASP.NET Core Web Application.

  2. To open Project Conversion Wizard, follow either one of the options below:

    Option 1:
    Click Syncfusion Menu and choose Essential Studio for ASP.NET Core (EJ1) > Convert to Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Application… in Visual Studio.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core Project Conversion via Syncfusion menu

    NOTE

    In Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu available under Extension in Visual Studio menu.

    Option 2:
    Right-click the Project from Solution Explorer, select Syncfusion Essential JS 1, and then choose Convert to Syncfusion ASP.NET Core (Essential JS 1) Application… Refer to the following screenshot for more information.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core Project Conversion add-in

  3. Project Conversion Wizard opens to configure the project.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core Project Conversion wizard

    Choose the assets from:

    • Bower - Refer to the assets from Bower package manager.

    • CDN - Refer to the assets from Syncfusion CDN links.

    • Installed Location - Refer to the assets from Syncfusion installed locations.

    Choose the required assets for Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core project

    Choose the Theme:

    The master page of project will be updated based on selected theme. The Theme Preview section shows the controls preview before convert into a Syncfusion project

    Choose the theme to apply on the master page of the ASP.NET Core project

    Choose Copy Global Resources:

    The localization culture files will be shipped into Scripts\ej\i18n directory of the project.

    Choose Copy Global Resources to ship the localization culture files for ASP.NET Core project

  4. Choose the required controls from Components section and Click the Convert button to convert it into a Syncfusion Project.

    Select the required components from the Components selection in the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Project Conversion Wizard

    The Project Backup dialog will be opened. If click Yes it will backup the current project before converting it to Syncfusion project. If click No it will convert the project to Syncfusion project without backup.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core Project converson backup dialog

  5. The required Syncfusion NuGet/Bower packages, Scripts and CSS are included in the ASP.NET Core Web Application. Refer to the following screenshots for more information.

    Required Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core NuGet/Bower packages

    Required Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core themes and scripts

  6. If you installed the trial setup or NuGet packages from nuget.org you have to register the Syncfusion license key to your project since Syncfusion introduced the licensing system from 2018 Volume 2 (v16.2.0.41) Essential Studio release. Navigate to the help topic to generate and register the Syncfusion license key to your project. Refer to this blog post for understanding the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.

Rendering Control after Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Conversion

Once you converted your ASP.NET Core Web Application to Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Web Application using Syncfusion Visual Studio Extension, Perform the following steps to render the Syncfusion controls to your project.

  1. Include the Syncfusion control snippets to any of the view page of your project. Refer the following screenshot for more information.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core datepicker control code snippet

  2. Then run the project and the following output will be displayed.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Core datepicker control output

    IMPORTANT

    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.