Publishing Applications To Windows Containers Using Visual Studio Docker Tools (Whirlwind Tour)

Now you’ve heard publishing a ASP.NET 5 / ASP.NET Core website to a Docker container is an easy as 1-2-3 but how easy is it actually in real life? Below I give you a whirlwind tour of creating a new Windows Docker container host and publishing your first application to the Docker container host, all from within Visual Studio! This is a no frills video demo so don’t expect any cheesy music or fade-in / fade-out effects, simply a flash demo video for you to follow along.

In order to follow along with this video, you must already have the Visual Studio Tools for Docker installed. This recording is based on the Visual Studio Tools for Docker December Preview, Windows Server 2016 technical preview 4 and Visual Studio 2015 Update 1.

This whirlwind video demo will walk you through:

  1. Creating a new Docker host running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 hosted on Azure
  2. Publishing your web application
  3. Accessing your web application inside your Docker container

In part two, I’ll provide a few examples of common issues when using Visual Studio Tools for Docker and the resolutions to those issues.


Update
Part two has now been published and can be read here.

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