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A .Net 5.0 WebApi boilerplate / template project. Repositories, Swagger, Mapper, Serilog and more implemented.

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The goal of this project is to be a kickstart to your .Net WebApi, implementing the most common used patterns and technologies for a restful API in .net, making your work easier.

How to run

  • Use this template(github) or clone/download to your local workplace.
  • Download the latest .Net SDK and Visual Studio/Code.


  1. You may need a running instance of MsSQL, with appropriate migrations initialized.
    • You can run just the DB on docker. For that, you have to change your connection string to "Server=;Database=master;User=sa;Password=Yourpassword123 and run the following command: docker-compose up -d db-server. Doing that, the application will be able to reach de container of the db server.
    • If you want, you can change the DatabaseExtension to use UseInMemoryDatabase, instead of Mssql.
  2. Go to the src/Boilerplate.Api folder and run dotnet run, or, in visual studio set the api project as startup and run as console or docker (not IIS).
  3. Visit http://localhost:5000/api-docs or https://localhost:5001/api-docs to access the application's swagger.


  1. Run docker-compose up -d in the root directory, or, in visual studio, set the docker-compose project as startup and run. This should start the application and DB.
    1. For docker-compose, you should run this command on the root folder: dotnet dev-certs https -ep https/aspnetapp.pfx -p yourpassword Replace "yourpassword" with something else in this command and the docker-compose.override.yml file. This creates the https certificate.
  1. Visit http://localhost:5000/api-docs or https://localhost:5001/api-docs to access the application's swagger.

Running tests

In the root folder, run dotnet test. This command will try to find all test projects associated with the sln file.

This project contains:

  • SwaggerUI
  • EntityFramework
  • AutoMapper
  • Generic repository (to easily bootstrap a CRUD repository)
  • Serilog with request logging and easily configurable sinks
  • .Net Dependency Injection
  • Resource filtering
  • Response compression
  • Response pagination
  • CI (Github Actions)
  • Unit tests
  • Integration tests
  • Container support with docker and docker-compose

Project Structure

  1. Services
    • This folder stores your apis and any project that sends data to your users.
    1. Boilerplate.Api
      • This is the main api project. Here are all the controllers and initialization for the api that will be used.
    2. docker-compose
      • This project exists to allow you to run docker-compose with Visual Studio. It contains a reference to the docker-compose file and will build all the projects dependencies and run it.
  2. Application
    • This folder stores all data transformations between your api and your domain layer. It also contains your business logic.
  3. Domain
    • This folder contains your business models, enums and common interfaces.
    1. Boilerplate.Domain.Core
      • Contains the base entity for all other domain entities, as well as the interface for the repository implementation.
    2. Boilerplate.Domain
      • Contains business models and enums.
  4. Infra
    • This folder contains all data access repositories, database contexts, anything that reaches for outside data.
    1. Boilerplate.Infrastructure
      • This project contains the dbcontext, an generic implementation of repository pattern and a Hero(domain class) repository.

Adopting to your project

  1. Remove/Rename all hero related stuff to your needs.
  2. Rename solution, projects, namespaces, and ruleset to your use.
  3. Change the dockerfile and docker-compose.yml to your new csproj/folder names.
  4. Give this repo a star!


  1. To run migrations on this project, run the following command on the root folder:

    • dotnet ef migrations add InitialCreate --startup-project .\src\Boilerplate.Api\ --project .\src\Boilerplate.Infrastructure\
  2. This command will set the entrypoint for the migration (the responsible to selecting the dbprovider { sqlserver, mysql, etc } and the connection string) and the project itself will be the infrastructure, which is where the dbcontext is.

If you like it, give it a Star

If this template was useful for you, or if you learned something, please give it a Star! ⭐️


This project has great influence of and If you have time, please visit these repos, and give them a star, too!


This boilerplate/template was developed by Yan Pitangui under MIT license.

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