The Monsters Weekly - Episode 7 'Custom Tag Helpers'

Back in Episode 4 we looked at tag helpers in the Razor View Engine that make some of the lifting we need to do a little lighter when crafting our views. In this edition of the Monsters Weekly we’ll go a little further and create a custom tag helper.

Dave walks us through targeting specific tags, elements containing certain attributes or other factors and demonstrates the c# code needed to light up Visual Studio 2015 with intellisense on your own tag helpers in ASP.NET Core.

Dave has also walked through tag helpers extensively on his blog, so be sure to check out his archives ( and the docs site from Microsoft (

The production code for this episode is ZX.