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Weston Walker

I'm a full stack developer 🤓 who's a teacher at heart. I create awesome web applications and want to help you do the same. I release new content a couple times a week.

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F*** it, We'll Do It Live! dotnet watch run

Supercharge your development productivity by using dotnet watch run to view your changes as you make them in your .NET Core projects.

Published Jun 6, 2020

While using the debugger or dotnet run command in .NET Core development has its place, changes you make will not be shown until you restart those processes. As of .NET Core 2.2, you can use the command:

dotnet watch run
This will rebuild your project everytime you save a file. I find it most useful for ASP.NET Core or .NET Core Console projects. Rebuild times will vary depending on the size of your project, but it is still faster than the aforementioned options.