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Bolero Simple Template

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This template can be used as a base to create a Bolero application.

To learn more, you can check the documentation.


To get started, you need the following installed:

  • .NET SDK 5.0. Download it here.

Creating a project based on this template

To create a project based on this template, first install the template to your local dotnet:

dotnet new -i Bolero.Templates

Then, you can create a project like so:

dotnet new bolero-app -o YourAppName

This will create a project in a new folder named YourAppName.

Template options

You can use the following options to customize the project being created:

  • Project content options:

    • --minimal, -m:

      If true, the created project is a minimal application skeleton with empty content.

      If false (the default), the created project includes Bolero features such as routed pages, HTML templates and remoting.

    • --server, -s:

      If true (the default), the solution includes a Server project, which is an ASP.NET Core server that hosts the application.

      If false, the solution only contains the Client project that is compiled to WebAssembly.

    • --hostpage, -hp:

      Determines how the server-side HTML page content is written. Can be one of:

      • bolero: using Bolero.Html functions.

      • razor: using a dynamically-compiled Razor page.

      • html: using a plain .html file.

      This is ignored if server=false.

    • --render, -r:

      Determines the render mode. Can be one of:

      This is ignored if server=false. Moreover, the Interactive* render modes are only compatible with hostpage=bolero.

    • --html, -ht:

      If true (the default), use HTML templates.

      If false, use F# functions for HTML content.

      This is ignored if minimal=true, because the minimal project doesn't contain any HTML content.

    • --hotreload, -hr:

      Enable hot reloading for HTML templates.

      The default is true.

      This is ignored if server=false, because hot reloading requires a server side.

    • --pwa, -pwa:

      Create the client side as a progressive web app.

  • Package management options:

    • --paket, -p:

      Use Paket for package management.

    • --nightly, -ni:

      Reference the "nightly" prerelease of Bolero.

      Starting with version 0.18, prereleases are published through GitHub Packages, and therefore require authentication. Make sure that you have set it up before creating your project:

      • Create a GitHub Personal Access Token on this page with permission "read:packages".

      • If you use the default NuGet for package management, add the source with the following command:

        dotnet nuget add source -n "Bolero nightly" -u GITHUB_USERNAME -p GITHUB_TOKEN
      • If you use Paket, use the following command instead:

        dotnet paket config add-credentials --username GITHUB_USERNAME --password GITHUB_TOKEN

Using this template

Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio is recommended to edit this project.

To compile the project, you can run:

dotnet build

To run it:

dotnet run -p src/YourAppName.Server

# Or if you created the project with --server=false:
dotnet run -p src/YourAppName.Client

Project structure

  • src/YourAppName.Client is the project that gets compiled to WebAssembly, and contains your client-side code.

    • Startup.fs sets up Blazor to get the application started.

    • Main.fs contains the main body of the page.

  • src/YourAppName.Server is the host ASP.NET Core application, and contains your server-side code.

Learn more about Bolero

To learn more about Bolero, you can check the documentation.