Tutorial: Getting Started with SignalR (C#)
By Tim Teebken
Introduction to SignalR
SignalR is an open-source .NET library for building web applications that require live user interaction or real-time data updates. Examples include social applications, multiuser games, business collaboration, and news, weather, or financial update applications. These are often called real-time applications.
This tutorial introduces SignalR development by showing how to build a simple browser-based chat application. It walks through the following developer tasks:
- Adding the SignalR library to an ASP.NET web application.
- Creating a hub class to push content to clients.
- Using the SignalR jQuery library in a web page to send messages and display updates from the hub.