Application Development

How to Port desktop apps to .NET Core?

These are the essential codes that one must follow in the Asp net development services to get best possible results.

Port desktop apps to .NET Core

ASP.NET has always been a talk of the developing world until its first establishment. This is one of the major things that is counted up for shortlist and simple instructions to achieve the CORE values of Microsoft. It is a way to benefit from a principled approach of information provided up with the help of proper documentation and even approaches laid down. Microsoft App Development understands the importance of smaller and simple instructions. It is an ideal way to work on the shift to .NET Core for any desktop applications.

However, the complicated cases of .NET Core also hold a lot of importance that include non-trivial applications including WCF, WPF applications or even the UI packages for third-parties. However, if a company wants to port to .NET Core, then they have to follow the steps to get a hang on these steps.

Steps to Port Desktop Apps to .NET Core

Port desktop apps to .NET Core

1- Prerequisites 

The first and foremost thing is the installation of Visual Studio 2019 in order to port off the application. In addition to this, if you have VS 2019 already then install .NET Core 3 to it for porting.

2- Portability analyzer

The Asp net application development works on the portability analyzer for .NET to test off the compatibility of the application. It is easy to run off the portability analyzer. It has different steps to get it done.

  • Portability analyzer works up with 100% of column code in the core that means that it will be in green highlight color. This means that code is compatible as per the column core.
  • However, if the value is below 100% then it is essential to look on for the assemblies. This means that there is a possibility that assemblies are not part of this overall applications. It is also better to check on the authors for the best possible solutions with .NET Standard and .NET Core.
  • Now, the assemblies are checked by the Dot net development company in a code. It is essential if there are no major assemblies assigned up in code that is put up in the above step. The details tab will be able to show all the required data and on filtering the overall column, it will be possible to come up with Assembly that’s main focus is on application. It will be easy to refract this overall code by going through the code. This will eradicate the use of API and alter it to .NET Core.

3- SDK -style .csproj

 Now comes the migration part to .csproj from -style SDK. This is available on the solution explorer that will show off the Edit Project File. However, switch to the next step if SDK -style is already used. But if not, then follow the below steps for best Asp net development services.

  • In Solution Explorer, there is a package .config file that is shown for projects. It is possible that there is no such file then leave it as it is. But if you have it, then right-click it and select the option that states migrate packages.config toPackageReference.
  • Unload the project after right-clicking on the project to open it. Once, done then edit it with the right-click on it with Edit.csproj.
  • All you need to do is now is to copy the overall file content, maybe in Word doc or Notepad. Once done, delete the overall file that is in VS. now, put up the different code in the file. 

SDK -style .csproj

The code will be different for Microsoft App Development for WPF.

  • Now, comes the file that is used copied on the notepad, there is PackageReference. It is essential for to be copied to the VS project. However, the lines including and must be removed for best access. 
  • Now, simply save the code and reload the project by right-clicking on it. This will eliminate any sort of errors. 

4- Retract

 The Asp net application development will sum up the codes but they are still focused on .NET and not on .NET Core. To make sure that they are now in .NET Core, go to solution explorer and search for the file name as . Now, change the overall value to that of netcoreapp3.0. It is an ideal way to do so:

Retract

This is the best way to run a project while building. Make sure to configure it in the .NET Core 3.

These are the major steps that will easily port any sort of VS application to the .NET core 3. However, what many people don’t consider is the errors that will require fixing up this project.

Errors 

There is a possibility even for the Dot net development company to come across an error similar to:

The type or namespace could not be found

Or maybe,

The name does not exist in the current context

However, even if the green highlight is shown in the portability report. Hence, it is essential to fix it up with NuGet packages. However, if the corresponding library is not shown then try using Microsoft.Windows.Compatibility to get the best possible results. This will help in adding up the API from .NET Framework to ~21K .NET APIs.

For this reason, it’s important to have testing tools on board to ensure that your app works just fine.

NuGet Packages

The code is shown as:

NuGet Packages

It is the best description to the overall process to access the errors. Mainly it is about itemgroup only. But it can be used with different package as shown above.

Conclusion 

These are the essential codes that one must follow in the Asp net development services to get best possible results. It is an ideal way to get to the core in the .NET Core 3 from a.NET framework while avoiding errors.

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Sakshi Kaushik
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A passionate writer and tech lover, she strives to share her expertise with mobile app developers and fellow tech enthusiasts. During her moments away from the keyboard, she relishes delving into thriller narratives, immersing herself in diverse realms.
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