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Integrating SyncFusion UI with ABP Framework Blazor UI

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

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(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 SyncfusionSample (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:
md SyncfusionSample
cd SyncfusionSample

After we have navigated inside of SyncfusionSample directory, we can create a new project. Note that I am creating Blazor Server (blazor-server) project. If you want to create a regular Blazor WebAssembly project just use blazor keyword instead.

abp new SyncfusionSample -u blazor-server

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 SyncfusionSample.DbMigrator to create the database and seed initial data (which creates the admin user, admin role, permissions etc.)

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  • After database and initial data created,
  • Run the SyncfusionSample.Blazor to see our UI working properly.

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

Install Syncfusion

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

Adding Syncfusion NuGet Packages

Select SyncfusionSample.Blazor as the default project and then install NuGet packages.

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Grid

Register Syncfusion Resources

  1. Add the following line to the HEAD section of the _Host.cshtml file within the SyncfusionSample.Blazor project:

    <head>
        <!--...-->
        <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    </head>
    
  2. In the SyncfusionSampleBlazorModule class, call the AddSyncfusionBlazor() method from your project's ConfigureServices() method:

    public override void ConfigureServices(ServiceConfigurationContext context)
    {
        var hostingEnvironment = context.Services.GetHostingEnvironment();
        var configuration = context.Services.GetConfiguration();
    
     // ...
    
        context.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
        Syncfusion.Licensing.SyncfusionLicenseProvider.RegisterLicense("YOUR LICENSE KEY");
    }
    

    To get the LICENSE KEY you can login into your Syncfusion account and request the key. Trial keys are also available.

  3. Register the SyncfusionSample.Blazor namespace(s) in the _Imports.razor file:

    @using Syncfusion.Blazor
    @using Syncfusion.Blazor.Buttons
    @using Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs
    @using Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars
    @using Syncfusion.Blazor.Popups
    @using Syncfusion.Blazor.Grids
    

The Sample Application

We have created a sample application with SfGrid 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

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Conclusion

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

Registration Date
9/29/2020