How To Contribute


  1. Download the latest build from GitHub:

  2. Extract the contents of the zip into a folder.

  3. Open the solution.

  4. Create a new project for your module. Use “ASP.NET Core Web Application” project template (or “Telerik ASP.NET Core MVC Application” project template if you are using Kendo UI controls) so you have the basic structure created for you. Name the project “Synapse.UI.Modules.[your module name]”.

  5. Set Target framework “.NET Standard 2.0”, Output type “Class Library”.

  6. Remove the following files

    • Views\_ViewImports.cshtml
    • Views\_ViewStart.cshtml
    • Views\Shared\_Layout.cshtml
    • appsettings.json
  7. Add the following folders

    • Scripts (if applicable) to store your scripts
    • Styles (if applicable) to store your css file
  8. Add the following line in the project file (.csproj) to embedded views and static contents into the resulting assembly.

    <EmbeddedResource Include="Views\**;Styles\**;Scripts\**" />

Coding Guidelines

  1. Place your stylesheets and scripts into the Styles and Scripts folders.

  2. Set the ViewBag.Title property accordingly in the .cshtml file.

  3. Use @section to add scripts and css. When referencing an embedded resource, replace the forward slash '/' after each folder with a dot ‘.’. See examples below.

    @section Styles {<link href="~/Styles.plan-execution.css" rel="stylesheet" />}
    @section Scripts {<script src="~/Scripts.plan-execution.js"></script>}
  1. To register additional services to the service collection, implement the IAddModuleService interface. The interface is defined inside Synapse.UI.Infrastructure so you’ll need to add a reference to it in your project. Below is an example of the implementation.
    public class AddTestService: IAddModuleService
            public int Priority => 1000;

            public void Execute(IServiceCollection serviceCollection)
                serviceCollection.AddTransient<ITestService, TestService>();

Running The App

  1. Build your project as you would normally do.

  2. In Synapse.UI.WebApplication project,

    • Create a folder under the Modules folder. Copy your class library and any other dependent libraries to this folder. Libraries that are already referenced in Synapse.UI.WebApplication project can be excluded.

    • Edit appsettings.json. Add another entry under the Include section. Place it in the order of how you would like it appear on the navigation menu. Change the value of SynapseControllerAPIURL accordingly. Below is an example of the configuration settings.

      "Modules": {
        "RootPath":  "\\Modules",
        "Include": [
            "FolderName": "ModuleA",
            "FriendlyName": "Module A",
            "Url": "ModuleA"
            "FolderName": "ModuleB",
            "FriendlyName": "Module B",
            "Url": "ModuleB"
            "FolderName": "PlanExecution",
            "FriendlyName": "Plan Execution",
            "Url": "PlanExecution"
      "DefaultRoute": {
        "Controller": "PlanExecution",
        "Action": "Index"
      "SynapseControllerAPIURL": "http://localhost:20000/synapse/execute/"
Name Description
Modules:Include:FolderName Name of the folder that contains assemblies for your module.
Modules:Include:FriendlyName Name given to the module. It is also the name displayed in the navigation menu.
Modules:Include:Url Relative URL to the controller.
Default Route Defines the default controller and action to use when the values are not provided.
SynapseControllerAPIURL Holds the URL to the Synapse Controller API.