Updated Razor support in Visual Studio Code, now with Blazor support

    Some days ago we announced improved Razor tooling support in Visual Studio Code with the latest C# extension. This latest release includes improved Razor diagnostics and support for tag helpers and Blazor apps.

    Tag helper completion

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    Get Started

    To use this preview of Razor support in Visual Studio Code install the following:

    To try out Visual Studio Code with Blazor apps, also install:

    • .NET Core 3.0 (Preview 4 or later)
    • The latest Blazor CLI templates:

      dotnet new -i Microsoft.AspNetCore.Blazor.Templates::3.0.0-preview4-19216-03

    What’s new in this release?

    Improved diagnostics

    We’ve improved the Razor diagnostics in Visual Studio Code for a variety of scenarios, including floating @ characters:

    Floating @ character

    Missing end braces:

    Missing end brace

    And missing end tags in code blocks:

    Missing end tag

    Tag helpers

    Tag helper completions are now supported in ASP.NET Core projects:

    Tag helper completion

    As well as completions for tag helper attribute names and values:

    Tag helper attribute completion


    Visual Studio Code now works with Blazorapps too!

    You get completions for components and component parameters:

    Component completions

    Also data-binding, event handlers and lots of other Blazor goodies!

    Blazor todos

    Limitations and known issues

    This is an alpha release of the Razor tooling for Visual Studio Code, so there are a number of limitations and known issues:

    • Razor editing is currently only supported in ASP.NET Core and Blazor projects (no support for ASP.NET projects)
    • Limited support for colorization

    Note that if you need to disable the Razor tooling:

    • Open the Visual Studio Code User Settings: File -> Preferences -> Settings
    • Search for “razor”
    • Check the “Razor: Disabled” checkbox


    Please let us know what you think about this latest update to the Razor tooling support in Visual Studio Code by reporting issues in the Razor.VSCode repo. When reporting Razor tooling related issues please use the “Report a Razor Issue” command in Visual Studio Code to capture all of the relevant longs and diagnostic information. Just run the command and then follow the instructions.

    Thanks for trying out Razor in Visual Studio Code!

    Daniel Roth
    Daniel Roth

    Principal Program Manager, ASP.NET

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