|Initial release||June 2010; 10 years ago (2010-06)|
/ November 29, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-11-29)
/ November 18, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-11-18)
|Written in||C#, VB.NET, HTML|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Web application framework|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
|.razor, .cshtml, .vbhtml|
|Internet media type||text/html|
Razor was in development in June 2010 and was released for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 in January 2011.
Razor became a component of AspNetWebStack and then became a part of ASP.NET Core.
The Razor syntax is a template markup syntax, based on the C# programming language, that enables the programmer to use an HTML construction workflow.
Instead of using the ASP.NET Web Forms (.aspx) markup syntax with <%= %> symbols to indicate code blocks, Razor syntax starts code blocks with an @ character and does not require explicit closing of the code-block.
The idea behind Razor is to provide an optimized syntax for HTML generation using a code-focused templating approach, with minimal transition between HTML and code.
The design reduces the number of characters and keystrokes, and enables a more fluid coding workflow by not requiring explicitly denoted server blocks within the HTML code.
Other advantages that have been noted:
- Supports IntelliSense – statement completion support
- Supports "layouts" – an alternative to the "master page" concept in classic Web Forms (.aspx)
- Unit testable
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASP.NET Razor.