Syncfusion Project Templates

9 Mar 20233 minutes to read

Syncfusion provides the Visual Studio Project Templates for the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC platform to create the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Web Application with the Essential JS 2 components.

The Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2) project templates are available from v16.2.0.41.

Use the following steps to create the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2) Web Application through the Visual Studio Project Template.

Before use the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Project Template, check whether the ASP.NET MVC Extensions - Syncfusion 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. If this extension not installed, please install the extension by follow the steps from the download and installation help topic.

  1. To create the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2) project, follow either one of the options below:

    Option 1:

    Click Syncfusion Menu and choose Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC (EJ2) > Create New Syncfusion Project… in Visual Studio 2019 earlier.

    create new syncfusion project

    From Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu is available under Extension in Visual Studio menu.


    Option 2:

    Choose File > New > Project and navigate to Syncfusion > Web > Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2) Application in Visual Studio 2019 earlier.

    syncfusion mvc

    In Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC will be shown like below in solution explores.

    Syncfusion MVC Project Wizard

  2. Name the Project, choose the destination location, and set the .NET Framework of the project, and then click OK. The Project Configuration Wizard appears.

    project confuration

    Project configurations

    Target MVC Version: Select the version of ASP.NET MVC Project, either MVC5 or MVC4.

    Theme Selection: Choose the required Theme. The Theme Preview section shows the controls preview with selected theme before creating the Syncfusion project.

    theme selection

    Assets From: : Load the Syncfusion Essential JS 2 assets to ASP.NET MVC Project, either NuGet, CDN, or Installed Location.

    Installed location option will be available only when the Syncfusion Essential JavaScript 2 setup has been installed.

  3. Click Create, the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC (Essential JS 2) Application will be created.


  4. The required Syncfusion NuGet packages, Scripts, and CSS have been added to the project.


    css-script reference

  5. Then, the Syncfusion licensing registration required message box will be shown, if you installed the trial setup or NuGet packages since Syncfusion introduced the licensing system from 2018 Volume 2 (v16.2.0.41) Essential Studio release. Navigate to the help topic, which is shown in the licensing message box to generate and register the Syncfusion license key to your project. Refer to this blog post to learn more about the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.

    syncfusion license