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Using MatBlazor UI Components With the ABP Framework

Hi, in this step by step article, I will show you how to integrate MatBlazor, a blazor UI components into ABP Framework-based applications.

example-result

(A screenshot from the example application developed in this article)

Create the Project

First thing is to create the project. ABP Framework offers startup templates to get into business faster.

In this article, I will create a new startup template with EF Core as a database provider and Blazor for UI framework. But if you already have a project with Blazor UI, you don't need to create a new startup template, you can directly implement the following steps to your existing project.

If you already have a project with the Blazor UI, you can skip this section.

  • Before starting the development, we will create a new solution named MatBlazorSample (or whatever you want). We will create a new startup template with EF Core as a database provider and Blazor for UI framework by using ABP CLI:
abp new MatBlazorSample -u blazor

This will create new project inside of aspnet-core, so:

cd aspnet-core

and

dotnet restore
  • Our project boilerplate will be ready after the download is finished. Then, we can open the solution in the Visual Studio (or any other IDE) and run the MatBlazorSample.DbMigrator to create the database and seed initial data (which creates the admin user, admin role, permissions etc.)

initial-project

  • After database and initial data created,
  • Run the MatBlazorSample.HttpApi.Host to see our server side working and
  • Run the MatBlazorSample.Blazor to see our UI working properly.

Default login credentials for admin: username is admin and password is 1q2w3E*

Install MatBlazor

You can follow this documentation to install MatBlazor packages into your computer.

Adding MatBlazor NuGet Packages

Install-Package MatBlazor

Register MatBlazor Resources

  1. Add the following line to the HEAD section of the wwwroot/index.html file within the MatBlazorSample.Blazor project:

    <head>
        <!--...-->
        <script src="_content/MatBlazor/dist/matBlazor.js"></script>
        <link href="_content/MatBlazor/dist/matBlazor.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    </head>
    
  2. In the MatBlazorSampleBlazorModule class, call the AddMatBlazor() method from your project's ConfigureServices() method:

    public override void ConfigureServices(ServiceConfigurationContext context)
    {
        var environment = context.Services.GetSingletonInstance<IWebAssemblyHostEnvironment>();
        var builder = context.Services.GetSingletonInstance<WebAssemblyHostBuilder>();
       // ...
        builder.Services.AddMatBlazor();
    }
    
  3. Register the MatBlazorSample.Blazor namespace in the _Imports.razor file:

    @using MatBlazor
    

The Sample Application

We have created a sample application with Table example.

The Source Code

You can download the source code from here.

The related files for this example are marked in the following screenshots.

table-app-contract

table-application

table-web

Conclusion

In this article, I've explained how to use MatBlazor components in your application. ABP Framework is designed so that it can work with any UI library/framework.

Registration Date
9/29/2020