Build a C# ASP.NET Core project

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Ensure you are running the backend before you build any projects using Docker Assemble. For instructions on running the backend, see Install Docker Assemble.

Clone the git repository you would like to use. The following example uses the dotnetdemo repository.

~$ git clone
Cloning into 'dotnetdemo'...

Build the project using the docker assemble build command by passing it the path to the source repository (or a subdirectory in the following example):

~$ docker assemble build dotnetdemo/dotnetdemo
Successfully built:

The resulting image is exported to the local Docker image store using a name and a tag which are automatically determined by the project metadata.

~$ docker image ls
REPOSITORY      TAG             IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
dotnetdemo      latest          a055e61e3a9e        24 seconds ago      349MB

An image name consists of «namespace»/«name»:«tag». Where, «namespace»/ is optional and defaults to none. If the project metadata does not contain a ‘tag’ (or a version), then latest is used. If the project metadata does not contain a ‘name’ and it was not provided on the command line, then a fatal error occurs.

Use the --namespace, --name and --tag options to override each element of the image name:

~$ docker assemble build --name testing --tag latest dotnetdemo/
INFO[0007] Successfully built "testing:latest"
~$ docker image ls
REPOSITORY       TAG            IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
testing          latest         d7f41384814f        32 seconds ago      97.4MB
hello-boot       1              0dbc2c425cff        5 minutes ago       97.4MB

Run the container:

~$ docker run -d --rm -p 8080:80 dotnetdemo:latest
~$ docker ps
CONTAINER ID    IMAGE             COMMAND                  «…» PORTS                    NAMES
e1c54291e969    dotnetdemo:latest "dotnet dotnetdemo.d…"   «…»>80/tcp     lucid_murdock
~$ docker logs e1c54291e969
warn: Microsoft.AspNetCore.DataProtection.KeyManagement.XmlKeyManager[35]
      No XML encryptor configured. Key {11bba23a-71ad-4191-b583-4f974e296033} may be persisted to storage in unencrypted form.
Hosting environment: Production
Content root path: /app
Now listening on: http://[::]:80
Application started. Press Ctrl+C to shut down.
~$ curl -s localhost:8080 | grep '<h4>'
<h4>This environment is </h4>
<h4>served from e1c54291e969 at 11/22/2018 16:00:23</h4>
~$ docker rm -f e1c54291e969
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