Even at these early development versions of the ASP.NET 5 framework, there are several ways to develop and run DNX projects:

  • Visual Studio 2015 with the Microsoft Web Developer Tools
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Omnisharp project. Allows .NET development with editors Atom, Brackets, Emacs, Sublime Text, Vim, Visual Studio Code as well as with the Yeoman scaffolder.

Recall that a DNX project is cross-platform independently of on what platform it was developed.

Create scaffolds

root@aspnet7co:/# chown -R aspnet5co_user /aspnet5co_vol
root@aspnet5co:/# su aspnet5co
aspnet5co_user@aspnet5co:/$ cd aspnet5co_vol

Create scaffolds with yeoman.

aspnet5co_user@aspnet5co:/aspnet5co_vol$ yo generator-aspnet
aspnet5co_user@aspnet5co:/aspnet5co_vol$ exit

As root

root@aspnet7co:/aspnet5co_vol/scaffold# dnu restore
root@aspnet7co:/aspnet5co_vol/scaffold# dnx . kestrel

Testing with DNX

Follow these instructions but don’t run from the command line. Instead, after adding the test command in project.json build the solution. In the standard toolbar, look for the button with the green play symbol, click the arrow at its right to show the dropdown and select test. Now start execution without debugging (Ctrl+F5)

As you can see Visual Studio automatically created a Debug profile for you based in the command created in the project.json file. The name of the Debug profile is the same as the name of command. You can see the profiles in the Project Properties, tab Debug.

Additionally, the Test Explorer should have your tests as of now, you can run from there too.