Just a very quick one with Preview5.

I encountered this gotcha whereby the project’s name in the solution explorer doesn’t match that of the folder name.

I’d had a change of heart on the project name but of course the folder on disk doesn’t change automatically.

Once I’d renamed the folder and then proceeded to fix the path in the .sln file this error went away.

tl;dr project folder name and project name in the solution explorer seemingly have to match up at present

Using GitLab to host both the source control and perform CI/CD, we will take a blazor project and build it and then proceed to deploy it on Netlify.

This article presumes that you have some familiarity with the following:

  1. GitLab for source control (See here)
  2. GitLab for CI/CD (See here)
  3. Netlify CLI for deployment (See here)

1. Using the current SDK 3.0.100-preview4-011223 (See here), create a new blazor (client-side) project called ‘testproj’:

mkdir testproj
cd testproj
dotnet new blazor

2. Now create a file called .gitlab-ci.yml and add it to the project root with the following content.

stages:
    - build
    - deploy

build:
    image: mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/core/sdk:3.0.100-preview4-alpine3.9
    stage: build
    script:
        - dotnet restore
        - dotnet publish -o build
    artifacts:
        paths:
            - build/testproj/dist/

deploy:
    image: node:latest
    stage: deploy
    script:
        - node --version
        - npm --version
        - npm install netlify-cli -g
        - netlify deploy --dir=build/testproj/dist/ --prod

3. Create a manual site on Netlify and obtain your personal Netlify auth token (from User settings) and your site’s API ID (Site settings > Site details > API ID) to be added to the CI/CD for “testproj”

4. Create a project on GitLab for ‘testproj’ and add the variables from before as NETLIFY_AUTH_TOKEN and NETLIFY_SITE_ID respectively and then hit ‘Save variables’ once completed.

5. After setting up the source control and committing the previous code, you should have a pretty basic but serviceable build system performing CI/CD of a client-side Blazor app to Netlify.