Creating a new ABP solution

Create a new solution

Creates a new ABP solution. It's an alternative way of creating an ABP project rather than ABP CLI or website. To create a new ABP Solution, click the Create a new solution button. It will open a new dialog for the options.

Create a new ABP Solution

You need to provide your template type, project name, output folder where the project will be created in, UI Framework as your front-end, mobile option (React Native or none), database provider, database management system (if the database provider is Entity Framework Core) and connection string.

Also, you can add a public web site project to your solution, separate tenant schema by choosing the Separated tenant schema option and create the solution as tiered with the Tiered option which separates Web and HTTP API projects.

Create a new solution

  • Template type: This is the startup template type of your solution. You can check the all available templates from here.

  • Project name: This is the solution name and also the prefix for the namespace of your solution. In this example Acme.BookStore is the project name. The solution file will be named as Acme.BookStore.sln. And the namespaces of c# files will start with Acme.BookStore.*

  • Output folder: This is the directory where the new project will be created. Suite automatically creates the output directory if not exists and places the project folder inside the output directory. See the below folder view for Acme.BookStore project.

    New Solution Directory

  • Theme: You can generate your project with one of the 3 themes: LeptonX, Lepton, and Basic theme.

    • LeptonX is a new modern and stylish Bootstrap UI theme with different color options. It's is the newest theme and is the default.

    • Lepton is a modern, mature, responsive UI theme with different style and color options.

    • Basic theme is a minimalist UI theme with plain Bootstrap colors and styles. Ideal if you will build your own UI theme.

If you choose LeptonX, another option named Theme style will show up, you can choose one out of 4 options: System, Dim, Dark or Light.


  • UI framework: There are 4 types of UI Frameworks: MVC, Angular, Blazor WebAssembly, Blazor Server. Suite works with all of these frameworks.

    • If you choose Angular or Blazor WebAssembly, two checkbox options will appear at the bottom:

      • Separate Auth Server: Separates the Auth Server application from the API host application. If not checked, the server-side will have a single endpoint.

      • Progressive web application: Optional Progressive Web Application checkbox.

  • Mobile: You can create the template with React Native and MAUI as a mobile framework or without any mobile application support.

  • Database Provider: ABP framework supports 2 database providers: Entity Framework Core and MongoDB. Entity Framework Core supports a variety of database management systems like MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL or PostgreSQL. See the full list On the other hand MongoDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database used for high volume data storage. If you have a requirement to work with relational database systems, choose Entity Framework Core otherwise choose MongoDB.

  • Database management system: You can choose your Database Management System (DBMS) while creating a new solution. There are 6 types of database management system: SqlServer (default), MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, Oracle-Devart and PostgreSQL.

  • Connection string: You can define the connection string for connecting to the database by filling this area.

  • Public web site: Creates the solution with an additional public web site project.

  • Separated tenant schema: Creates the solution with the separated tenant schema support. Also, it creates a separate DbContext & migration path for tenants to not include host-related tables in tenant databases.

  • Tiered: Creates a tiered solution where Web and HTTP API layers are physically separated. If not specified, it creates a layered solution which is less complex and suitable for most scenarios. You can leave it unchecked, if you are not sure.

  • Preview: Creates the solution in the latest preview version.

What's next?

Generating a CRUD page

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