ServiceStack has its strong foundations as a Web and MQ Services framework whose easy and versatile HTML support makes it the ideal services framework to create Backend Systems and Web APIs, Websites, Single Page Apps, Windows Services, Self-Hosting Console Apps and Rich OSX and Winforms Desktop Apps.
All ServiceStack Project Templates can be found and installed using the x new .NET Core tool that can be installed with:
dotnet tool install --global x
Install on Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max ARM chips with:
dotnet tool install -g -a x64 x
Or if you had a previous version installed, update with:
dotnet tool update -g x
Explore available templates
x new to view the list of available project templates:
Available Project Templates
ServiceStack is available in a number of popular starting configurations below:
It's quickly becoming the preferred architecture for modern web apps with benefits extending beyond performance to improved:
- Security from a reduced attack surface from hosting read-only static resources and requiring fewer App Servers
- Scale with non-essential load removed from App Servers to CDN's architecture capable of incredible scale & load capacity
- Maintainability resulting from reduced hosting complexity and the clean decoupling of UI and server logic
- Portability with your static UI assets being easily capable from being deployed and generically hosted from any CDN or web server
Ultimately, it's hosting your App's pre-rendered static UI assets on Content Delivery Network (CDN) edge caches close to users locations that's primarily responsible for its lightning performance.
Download new C# Jamstack Project Template
An updated list of available Jamstack project templates will be maintained at https://jamstacks.net (built with Vue SSG)
The Blazor WebAssembly (WASM) template offers a pure end-to-end integrated C# solution to building a high performance web application with Blazor and ServiceStack. Due to the integrated dev model we've been able to achieve in Blazor it's become our preferred technology to use to develop Line of Business Apps since it's the only C# Razor solution adopting our preferred API First Development model with Web UIs reusing the same well-defined APIs as Mobile and Desktop Apps.
For those preferring working with React, there's a clear choice in Nextjs.org - currently the flagship & most popular Jamstack framework backed by the folks over at Vercel, where it enjoys deep engineering talent committed to maintaining and continually improving it, so you can be confident in the longevity of the technology and the React framework maintained by Meta (Facebook).
Vite is being built for speed in the modern era and takes advantage of modern browser features like native ES modules support to remove bundling entirely during development and adopts performance leading technologies like esbuild to pre-bundle dependencies and transpile TypeScript which is able to do 20-30x faster than TypeScript's own
Ultimately its architectural choices allows Vite to deliver Lightning Fast Hot Module Reload (HMR) to remain at the developer-experience forefront of modern web development serving a growing ecosystem of frameworks with a rich typed suite of Universal Plugins.
Webpack-powered Single Page App Templates
All ServiceStack Single Page App templates are powered by Webpack which handles the development, testing and production builds of your Web App. See the Webpack Template Docs for an overview for how to utilize the templates features.
This project lets you create a .NET 6 empty ServiceStack web project ready for deployment as a AWS Lambda Function wired with API GateWay and packaged via a Docker image.
Website Templates contain popular starting Templates for creating Server HTML Generated Websites and HTTP APIs with ServiceStack.
Empty Starting Templates
ASP.NET Core Web Apps on .NET Framework
Popular starting templates for creating ASP.NET Core templates on the .NET Framework.
Desktop Templates for packaging your ServiceStack Web App into different Native Desktop UIs.
ServiceStackVS VS.NET Extension
Install the ServiceStackVS VS.NET Extension by going to
Tools > Extensions and Updates...
Then searching the Visual Studio Gallery for ServiceStack
Optionally it can be downloaded and installed from the VS.NET Gallery
For older versions, see the install ServiceStackVS page for more options.
The Example projects below contain a working demo including further documentation about each of their templates they were built with:
TypeScript React Template
React Desktop Apps
React Desktop Apps take advantage of the adaptability, navigation and deep-linking benefits of a Web-based UI, the productivity and responsiveness of the React framework, the performance, rich features and functionality contained in ServiceStack and the .NET Framework combined with the native experience and OS Integration possible from a Native Desktop App - all within a single VS .NET template!
React App Template
The ReactJS App Template enables an optimal iterative dev experience for creating optimized Single Page React.js Apps. It shares the same approach for developing modern Single Page Apps in VS.NET as the AngularJS App Template by leveraging the node.js ecosystem for managing all aspects of Client App development and using the best-in-class libraries.
AngularJS App Template
- Hosting an ember-cli app inside a ServiceStack (or any) MVC app by @wayne_douglas
- ServiceStack + AngularDart - Getting Started by @layoric
- License manager for Portable.Licensing using AngularJS and ServiceStack by @dnauck
- StarBucks-like real-time ordering fulfillment Single Page App built with ServiceStack, AngularJS, SignalR and Redis by @paaschpa
- Some thoughts in between SPA projects by @joeriks
- Zippy Tips Working With ServiceStack, Backbone.js, jQuery & Mono-Develop on Mac by Jacques du Preez
Example Single Page App Projects
- Meal planning per configured interval powered by AngularJS, Bower and GruntJS
- Backbone.js + Twitter Social Bootstrap API
- StackOverflow clone with Redis back-end
- Redis Admin UI built with Google Closure Library
- Backbone Todos with Redis back-end
- GitHub-like browser with complete remote file management over REST
- ServiceStack Docs with PushState support
- Angular JS View in RazorRockstars