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Do you want to leverage the power of C# and Razor syntax to create rich, interactive user interfaces? If so, it’s time to modernize your app with Blazor or plan your next Blazor app.

In recent years, Blazor has emerged as one of the most popular frameworks for building modern, engaging and inclusive web applications. Blazor is a .NET web framework that allows developers to build web applications using C# and Razor syntax, rather than JavaScript. If you are considering modernizing your app with Blazor, here are 10 tips and tricks to help you get started.

1. Understand the Blazor architecture: Before getting started with Blazor, it’s important to understand its architecture. Blazor applications are based on web components and use a combination of Razor syntax and C# to build user interfaces. The framework supports both client-side and server-side rendering, and it allows developers to build rich, interactive web applications without relying on JavaScript.

2. Choose your hosting model: Blazor supports two hosting models: client-side and server-side. In client-side Blazor, the application runs entirely in the browser, while in server-side Blazor, the application runs on the server and interacts with the client through a SignalR connection. Depending on the requirements of your application, you may choose one hosting model over the other.

3. Use Blazor templates: To make it easy to get started with Blazor, Microsoft provides several Blazor templates. These templates include a set of pre-built components, pages, and styles that can be used as a starting point for your application. You can choose from a variety of templates, including Blazor WebAssembly App, Blazor Server App and Blazor WebAssembly PWA.

4. Learn Blazor components: Blazor components are the building blocks of Blazor applications. They are similar to React components or Angular components and can be used to create reusable UI elements. Components in Blazor are defined using C# and Razor syntax, and they can be nested within other components to create complex user interfaces.

5. Use Blazor routing: Blazor supports client-side and server-side routing. Routing in Blazor is similar to routing in ASP.NET Core, and it allows you to map URLs to components or pages in your application. By using Blazor routing, you can create single-page applications with different views for different URLs.

6. Use Blazor forms: Blazor provides built-in support for forms, which can be used to collect user input. Blazor forms use data binding to automatically update the UI when the user makes changes, and they support validation and error handling out of the box. By using Blazor forms, you can create interactive user interfaces with minimal code.

7. Use Blazor authentication: Blazor provides built-in support for authentication and authorization. By using Blazor authentication, you can secure your application and restrict access to certain pages or components based on the user’s role or permission. Blazor authentication supports various authentication schemes, including OAuth, OpenID Connect and Azure Active Directory.

8. Use Blazor JavaScript interop: Although Blazor allows you to build web applications without relying on JavaScript, you may still need to interact with JavaScript libraries or APIs. Blazor provides a JavaScript interop feature that allows you to call JavaScript functions from C# and vice versa. By using Blazor JavaScript interop, you can leverage the power of existing JavaScript libraries in your Blazor application.

9. Use Blazor debugging tools: Blazor provides a set of debugging tools that can help you troubleshoot issues in your application. The Blazor debugging tools include a browser-based debugger, a component inspector and a Visual Studio extension. By using these tools, you can quickly identify and fix bugs in your application.

10. Use Blazor third-party components: Blazor has a growing ecosystem of third-party components and libraries that can be used to enhance your application. These components include UI libraries, charting libraries, and data grid components, among others. By using Blazor third-party components, you can save time.

Overall, modernizing your app with Blazor is a great way to leverage the power of C# and Razor syntax to build modern, interactive web applications. By following these tips and tricks, you can get started quickly and take advantage of all the features that Blazor has to offer.

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About the Author

Galina Jordanowa

Galia is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Telerik UI for Blazor, Telerik UI for .NET MAUI, Telerik Reporting, Telerik Report Server and Telerik DevCraft at Progress. She has 23+ years in marketing, improving the sales, performance and reputation of a great number of international companies. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, psychology, mountain climbing and music. Follow her on LinkedIn.

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