Adding Application Insights to your .Net Core project in Visual Studio Community for Mac
Short sad story:
- I wanted to add Application Insights to my last .Net Core project
- Tried to follow the Quickstart guide
- Couldn’t find the Add->Application Insights Telemetry menu item
- End of the story
This is why I’m writing this article.
I had to figure out how to do it myself and here’s what I learnt.
First of all you will need to manually add the ApplicationInsights dependecy to your project by editing the .csproj file.
Close your project, then open your project’s .csproj file with a text editor and locate the ItemGroup containing all the PackageReference items and add the following line:
<PackageReference Include=”Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.AspNetCore” Version=”2.2.0" />
Now open your project and check that the dependecy is showing up properly in your dependencies list.
Add the instrumentation key to your appsettings.json
Finally configure Application Insights as a service in ConfigureServices of your Startup.cs as follows
That’s all folks!
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