DataJuggler.BlazorGallery 1.6.5

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DataJuggler.BlazorGallery

BlazorGallery is a working SQL Server C# Blazor image gallery project and Nuget package, that can be setup in about 5 to 10 minutes.

Live Demo

Blazor Gallery is now live https://blazorgallery.com

Screenshot

<img src=https://github.com/DataJuggler/SharedRepo/blob/master/Shared/Images/Blazor%20Gallery.png height=480 width=886 />

New Video

Blazor Gallery Deserves A Star Video

Instructions to run this project:

To Install Via Nuget and DOT NET CLI, navigate to the folder you wish to create your project in

cd c:\Projects\BlazorGallery
dotnet new install DataJuggler.BlazorGallery
dotnet new DataJuggler.BlazorGallery

or

Clone this project from GitHub https://github.com/DataJuggler/BlazorGallery

Setup Instructions

  1. Create a SQL Server Database named BlazorGallery

  2. Execute BlazorGalleryDatabase.sql located in the SQL folder of this project.

  3. Execute Insert Admin.sql located in the SQL folder of this project.

  4. Create a connection string to your BlazorGallery database.<br> Tip: DataTier.Net (used to build the datatier for this project) comes with a ConnectionStringBuilder app in the tools folder, or install the release version and Connection String Builder is installed also. https://github.com/DataJuggler/DataTier.Net

  5. Create a system level environment variable named BlazorGalleryConnString and paste in the connection string from step 4.

  6. Create a system level environment variable named BlazorGalleryKeyCode and make up a string for its value. This keycode is used to create password hashes when an account is created by a user.

  7. Create a system level environment variable named BlazorGalleryURL and set its value to https://localhost:44330 or your domain name if you are publishing.

  8. Go to https://github.com/DataJuggler/BlazorGallery/ and leave a star

  9. Go to https://youtube.com/DataJuggler and subscribe.

  10. Tell a developer you know how easy Blazor Gallery makes it to create a Blazor SQL Server image galleries.

  11. Tell a graphics designer, photographer or 3D artist about Blazor Gallery.

Infamous Last Words

Everything should work if you followed the above steps.

News

1.6.4 8.14.2023: 4 Nuget packages have updates, DataJuggler.NET8, DataJuggler.Blazor.Components and DataJuggler.Blazor.FileUpload and DataJuggler.UltimateHelper. The code for this project has not changed.

1.6.3 7.22.2023: 3 Nuget packages have updates, DataJuggler.NET8, DataJuggler.Blazor.Components and DataJuggler.Blazor.FileUpload. The code for this project has not changed.

1.6.1 7.19.2023: I fixed a couple of bugs around navigation. I also added a new feature where Main Gallery Images can be scrolled through in slide show mode, similar to the way a user's folder can.

1.5.9 7.16.2023: I fixed a bug where if you are unable to log in when the timer is finished, a message is shown. I may have to change the speed of timer to be slower or add more time till it gives up.

1.5.8 7.16.2023: There have been many fixes in the last month. The site should look better for browsers with 100% zoom. I always test at 150% due to my vision isn't great, and noticed a few things didn't look good. It should be similar layout, just a bigger font size now.

1.4.6 6.26.2023: I fixed a bug where the ImageViewer component was defaulting to LikeButtonEnabled in the constructor. This didn't work when a logged in user was viewing their own gallery if they enter by clicking on their own name from the MainGalleryComponent. I also moved the version number to where it should be visible before a user logs in now.

1.4.5 6.26.2023: Bug fixed where clicking the back button on the FullScreenImageViewer was taking the Logged In User back to their own gallery, instead of the MainGallery. Also on the FullScreenImageViewer the previous and next buttons were showing when the user was in the MainGallery, which isn't supported (yet). And finally if a user tries to log in with an invalid user name, a validation message now shows up. I had to change the thread to run in the current thread, as when set to BackgroundThread = true it wasn't working.

1.4.4 6.24.2023: Finished liking an image in the Main Gallery.

1.4.3 6.24.2023: I added the first phase of liking an image, although there are more places that need this.

1.4.2 6.24.2023: Fixed a bug where after a user signs in, the Upload Button and Add Folder button were not visible. The fix was calling FolderSelected in MainLayout.cs after the user logged in.

1.4.1 6.24.2023: Sign Out now clears the GalleryOwner and SelectedFolder from MainLayout, which prevents the folders from showing after you sign out.

1.4.0 6.24.2023: I created a MainGalleryComponent, MainGalleryImageViewer, Gallery page and the database has a new view MainGalleryView and two new stored procedures MainGalleryView_FetchAll and MainGalleryView_FetchMostRecent. I also refactored how the Index and Gallery pages work, so that the LoggedInUser stays logged in, even when viewing another user's galleries. Also, there is now a button to go back to the User's Galleries while viewing the MainGallery if there is a logged in user.

1.3.7 6.17.2023: A new user needs to be shown the Email Verification component during the signup process for the live site (if Admin.RequireEmailVerification is true).

1.3.6 6.17.2023: Fixed the Terms of Service component where a new user could not upload.

1.3.5 6.17.2023: Previous publish had the incorrect version number.

1.3.4 6.17.2023: Terms of Service Component was not replacing the ParentMainLayout object which had the accepted terms of service date.

1.3.3 6.17.2023: I added a slide show feature to the FullScreenImageViewer and MainLayout.

v1.3.2 6.15.2023: I added a copy direct link button to the FullScreenImageViewer component.

v1.3.0 6.7.2023: My first attempt for fixing BlazorGallery to run without EmailVerification didn't work. Now this is fixed, and after the user accepts the terms of service, ParentMainLayout.LoggedInUser is replaced. This fixes the upload button not showing up.

v1.2.9 6.6.2023: I realized when I added Email Verification, I made the app stop working for people who did not have Azure Email Service setup and configured. To fix this, I added a new property to the Admin table 'EmailVerificationRequired'. This value is set to 0 in Insert Admin.sql unless you change it. This allows people to test in Visual Studio without wiring up Email Verification.

v1.2.7 6.3.2023: I have finished adding Email verification using Azure Email Service. The way I wrote this, if you want to implement Email Verification Required, set an Environment Variable named BlazorGalleryEmail to the connection string of your Azure Email Service domain. If you don't set this environment variable, you can test in Visual Studio without email verification required.

v1.2.5 5.31.2023: I have added numerous features including, but not limited to:
1. You can now rename folders by double clicking 2. I changed the logo and images to a dark theme. 3. Redid the layout to be fixed, so things do not jump around when the Copy URL button is clicked.

v1.2.0: 5.27.2023: I added a View Full Screen button to each image and created a FullScreenImageViewer component. It is not actually full screen, but in ViewImage mode, only the selected image is shown. I also added a field for Image.LikesCount and User.ProfileVisibility. These two fields are not shown yet, but i did create a component that prompts a user if they wish to show their profile publicly. My plan is to create a public gallery and all images are allocated a certain amount of time on the main screen. The more likes an image gets, the longer it gets to stay. The Nuget package and database scripts have also been updated.

v.1.1.2 5.19.2023: I added a Copy button to each folder. Now you can copy URL's and share URL's publicly for posting on social media.

v1.1.9 5.17.2023: I added a Terms of Service component and a user must accept the Terms of Service or they are sent to Google.

5.10.2023 - New video published

How To Create A Complete Blazor SQL Server Project In 5 Minutes https://youtu.be/yQz1dqYiy2g

I learned this week how to create a Nuget package for a Blazor site. Never again will I have to delete Weather Forecast and Counter pages.

Routing

Routing has been completed. You can now share public galleries with a url such as: https://blazorgallery.com/Gallery/User/Folder

If the folder is not specified, the Home folder for that UserName is shown if it exists.

Feature Requests

What features would you like to see in a portfolio site?

Here are a few ideas I have thought of. Feel free to reach out here or in a video comment and describe your idea.

In Progress 6.18.2023

I plan on implementing Forgot Password and CHange Password this week, unless I find a job.

Possible Feature Requests Coming

  1. Add video
  2. Add ability for people to comment, like, follow, etc. other users.
  3. Add ability to block users.
  4. For now the Gallery routing is kind of limited, because I impersonate the owner of the gallery in ViewOnlyMode. From here I need to add the ability for logged in users to be able to view other galleries, and retain they are logged in, so a user can like, comment, etc.
  5. Contests - I recently bought a domain antcontest.com, which is a play on contestant. I may create a contest for best AI Image Gallery to kick it off.
  6. Access To Premium Galleries (maybe) - If people wanted to sell access to a gallery for a certain number of credits.
  7. Water Mark Images - If users want to share images, but prevent people from making copies

Those are just a few ideas, please let me know yours.

Completed Features

6.17.2023: Slide Show Feature for a folder, the previous and next buttons show dynamically and allow scrolling through a gallery (folder). 6.15.2023: Copy Direct Link To Image 6.3.2023: Added Email Verification using Azure Email Communication Services 5.31.2023: Renaming folders 5.27.2023: Created a Full Screen Image Viewer component Early June: Deleting of images from the database and file system when a folder is deleted.

How I Built The Nuget Package

Blazor Gallery Nuget Package was made with help from Build Copy.

BuildCopy https://github.com/DataJuggler/BuildCopy

BuildCopy will copy the files from a Visual Studio solution to an output folder. In this case, the output folder is ProjectTemplates\Working\Templates. BuildCopy also allows you to set ignore folders, so I do not copy the .vs, .git, .bin, .obj, .templateconfig and a few others.

Here is a video showing you how to setup this project, build the data tier for Blazor Gallery, and build your own DataTier.Net projects.

How To Create A Nuget Package For A Blazor Site<br> https://youtu.be/K5WbNKUPDGs

Blazor Gallery was built using DataTier.Net

DataTier.Net https://github.com/DataJuggler/DataTier.Net An Entity Framework Alternative That Makes It Simple To Create Stored Procedure Powered Data Tiers

If you have any questions or problems, please create an issue on this projects Git Hub repo. https://github.com/DataJuggler/BlazorGallery/

Thanks

Corby / Data Juggler https://datajuggler.com

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1.6.0 1,561 7/19/2023
1.5.9 1,601 7/17/2023
1.5.8 1,570 7/17/2023
1.5.7 1,522 7/13/2023
1.5.6 1,771 7/13/2023
1.4.5 1,691 6/26/2023
1.4.4 1,697 6/25/2023
1.4.3 1,541 6/24/2023
1.4.2 1,560 6/24/2023
1.4.1 1,752 6/24/2023
1.4.0 1,628 6/24/2023
1.3.7 1,658 6/17/2023
1.3.6 1,635 6/17/2023
1.3.5 1,501 6/17/2023
1.3.4 1,702 6/17/2023
1.3.3 1,891 6/17/2023
1.3.2 1,743 6/15/2023
1.3.1 1,692 6/7/2023
1.3.0 1,906 6/7/2023
1.2.9 1,813 6/6/2023
1.2.8 1,653 6/4/2023
1.2.7 1,678 6/4/2023
1.2.6 1,783 5/31/2023
1.2.5 1,758 5/31/2023
1.2.4 1,862 5/29/2023
1.2.3 1,626 5/27/2023
1.2.2 1,877 5/27/2023
1.2.1 1,561 5/27/2023
1.2.0 1,590 5/27/2023
1.1.12 1,712 5/20/2023
1.1.11 1,853 5/18/2023
1.1.10 1,915 5/17/2023
1.1.9 1,653 5/17/2023
1.1.8 1,898 5/15/2023
1.1.7 1,736 5/15/2023
1.1.6 1,845 5/15/2023
1.1.5 1,768 5/15/2023
1.1.3 1,922 5/14/2023
1.1.1 2,148 5/12/2023
1.1.0 2,034 5/10/2023
1.0.12 2,416 5/10/2023
1.0.11 2,131 5/10/2023
1.0.10 2,183 5/10/2023
1.0.9 2,285 5/10/2023
1.0.8 2,195 5/10/2023

1.6.3
7.22.2023: 3 Nuget packages have updates, DataJuggler.NET8, DataJuggler.Blazor.Components and
DataJuggler.Blazor.FileUpload. The code for this project has not changed.

1.6.1
7.19.2023: I fixed a couple of bugs around navigation. I also added a new feature where Main Gallery
Images can be scrolled through in slide show mode, similar to the way a user's folder can.

1.5.9
7.16.2023: I fixed a bug where if you are unable to log in when the timer is finished, a message is shown.
I may have to change the speed of timer to be slower or add more time till it gives up.

1.5.8
7.16.2023: There have been many fixes in the last month. The site should look better for browsers with
100% zoom. I always test at 150% due to my vision isn't great, and noticed a few things didn't look good.
It should be similar layout, just a bigger font size now.

1.4.6
6.26.2023: I fixed a bug where the ImageViewer component was defaulting to LikeButtonEnabled in the
constructor. This didn't work when a logged in user was viewing their own gallery if they enter by clicking
on their own name from the MainGalleryComponent. I also moved the version number to where it should
be visible before a user logs in now.


1.4.5
6.26.2023: Bug fixed where clicking the back button on the FullScreenImageViewer was taking the Logged In User
back to their own gallery, instead of the MainGallery. Also on the FullScreenImageViewer the previous and next
buttons were showing when the user was in the MainGallery, which isn't supported (yet). And finally if a user
tries to log in with an invalid user name, a validation message now shows up. I had to change the thread to
run in the current thread, as when set to BackgroundThread = true it wasn't working.

1.4.4
6.24.2023: Finished liking an image in the Main Gallery.

1.4.3
6.24.2023: I added the first phase of liking an image, although there are more places that need this.

1.4.2
6.24.2023: Fixed a bug where after a user signs in, the Upload Button and Add Folder button were not visible.
The fix was calling FolderSelected in MainLayout.cs after the user logged in.

1.4.1
6.24.2023: Sign Out now clears the GalleryOwner and SelectedFolder from MainLayout, which prevents
the folders from showing after you sign out.

1.4.0
6.24.2023: I created a MainGalleryComponent, MainGalleryImageViewer, Gallery page and the database
has a new view MainGalleryView and two new stored procedures MainGalleryView_FetchAll and
MainGalleryView_FetchMostRecent. I also refactored how the Index and Gallery pages work, so that the
LoggedInUser stays logged in, even when viewing another user's galleries. Also, there is now a button to
go back to the User's Galleries while viewing the MainGallery if there is a logged in user.

1.3.7
6.17.2023: A new user needs to be shown the Email Verification component during the signup
process for the live site (if Admin.RequireEmailVerification is true).

1.3.6
6.17.2023: Fixed the Terms of Service component where a new user could not upload.

1.3.5
6.17.2023: Previous publish had the incorrect version number.

1.3.4
6.17.2023: Terms of Service Component was not replacing the ParentMainLayout object
which had the accepted terms of service date.

1.3.3
6.17.2023: I added a slide show feature to the FullScreenImageViewer and MainLayout.

v1.3.2
6.15.2023: I added a copy direct link button to the FullScreenImageViewer component.

v1.3.0
6.7.2023: My first attempt for fixing BlazorGallery to run without EmailVerification didn't work.
Now this is fixed, and after the user accepts the terms of service, ParentMainLayout.LoggedInUser
is replaced. This fixes the upload button not showing up.

v1.2.9
6.6.2023: I realized when I added Email Verification, I made the app stop working for people
who did not have Azure Email Service setup and configured. To fix this, I added a new property
to the Admin table 'EmailVerificationRequired'. This value is set to 0 in Insert Admin.sql unless you
change it. This allows people to test in Visual Studio without wiring up Email Verification.


v1.2.7
6.3.2023: I have finished adding Email verification using Azure Email Service.
The way I wrote this, if you want to implement Email Verification Required, set an Environment
Variable named BlazorGalleryEmail to the connection string of your Azure Email Service domain.
If you don't set this environment variable, you can test in Visual Studio without email verification
required.

v1.2.5
5.31.2023: I have added numerous features including, but not limited to:
1. View Large Image button on every image. Click to see an almost full screen image
2. You can now rename folders by double clicking. Hit Enter to Save or Escape to cancel.
3. I changed the logo and images to a dark theme.
4. Redid the layout to be position: fixed, so things do not jump around when the Copy URL button is clicked.

v1.2.0:
5.27.2023: I added a View Full Screen button to each image and created a FullScreenImageViewer component.
It is not actually full screen, but in ViewImage mode, only the selected image is shown.
I also added a field for Image.LikesCount and User.ProfileVisibility. These two fields are not shown
yet, but i did create a component that prompts a user if they wish to show their profile publicly.
My plan is to create a public gallery and all images are allocated a certain amount of time on the main screen. The more likes an image
gets, the longer it gets to stay.  The Nuget package and database scripts have also been updated.

v1.1.9
5.17.2023: I added a Terms of Service component and a user must accept thea Terms of Service
or they are sent to Google.

5.15.2023: I fixed the Upload issue not showing up in the folder for a Nuget package.
The issue was resolved by including a file ReadMe.txt in the Upload folder and packing
the read me file similar to the other two ReadMe.md files.

This is the first working version of BlazorGallery.  To run this project, create a SQL Server database named
BlazorGallery, then execute the SQL file BlazorGalleryDatabase.sql. Finally, build a connection string and
set a user level environment variable named BlazorGalleryConnString holding the connection string a second
user level environment variable named BlazorGalleryKeyCode, and make up a string for its value.
BlazorGalleryKeyCode is used to create password hashes when a user signs up.