This is a simple pipeline example for a .NET Core application, showing just how easy it is to get up and running with .NET development using GitLab.
If you're new to .NET you'll want to check out the tutorial, but if you're already a seasoned developer considering building your own .NET app with GitLab, this should all look very familiar.
What's contained in this project
The root of the repository contains the out of the
dotnet new console command,
which generates a new console application that just prints out "Hello, World."
It's a simple example, but great for demonstrating how easy GitLab CI is to
use with .NET. Check out the
dotnetcore.csproj files to
see how these work.
In addition to the .NET Core content, there is a ready-to-go
sourced from the the .NET Core .gitignore. This
will help keep your repository clean of build files and other configuration.
.gitlab-ci.yml contains the configuration needed for GitLab
to build your code. Let's take a look, section by section.
First, we note that we want to use the official Microsoft .NET SDK image to build our project.
We're defining two stages here:
test. As your project grows
in complexity you can add more of these.
stages: - build - test
Next, we define our build job which simply runs the
dotnet build command and
bin folder as the output directory. Anything in the
will be automatically handed off to future stages, and is also downloadable through
the web UI.
build: stage: build script: - "dotnet build" artifacts: paths: - bin/
Similar to the build step, we get our test output simply by running
test: stage: test script: - "dotnet test"
This should be enough to get you started. There are many, many powerful options
.gitlab-ci.yml. You can read about them in our documentation