ASP.NET Monsters #7: Custom Tag Helpers

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Back in Episode 4 we looked at tag helpers in the Razor View Engine that make some of the lifting we need to do a little lighter when crafting our views. In this edition of the Monsters Weekly we'll go a little further and create a custom tag helper. 

Dave walks us through targeting specific tags, elements containing certain attributes or other factors and demonstrates the c# code needed to light up Visual Studio 2015 with intellisense on your own tag helpers in ASP.NET Core.

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The production code is ZX for this episode.



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    This looks cool. But, wouldn't it be challenging to update/modify these custom tag helpers (adding new classes, DOM, etc.).

    Since custom tag helpers are written in .NET, every change to the underlying class results in a need of recompiling/building the code if we would like to use the newly modified custom tag helper. Am I right?

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