Every node in Cloud Explorer provides context-aware actions and shows Azure resources. In this video, learn how to use the Cloud Explorer Actions and Properties tabs.
- [Instructor] Now that we've connected to Azure, let's examine some of the tools available in the Cloud Explorer. For this video, I'll concentrate on the Actions tab, and the Properties tab. Now these are context aware and they change depending on what you've selected in the Cloud Explorer. So let's start by looking at this Storage Accounts section here. Click on that. And what you see when I click on the top level node is I only have two actions. I can search, and I can refresh and get the latest information from the Azure Cloud. As I move down to the next level, you see a new item manager: Open in Portal. So when I click on that, it opens up my default browser, and loads the Microsoft Azure Portal, and then open the correct resource. Here you can see this storagevscource340 that matches what I have up here. The way you can think of this, if there is limited functionality in the Cloud Explorer, you can always Open in Portal and go and edit with the full capacity of the Azure Cloud Portal. Now I'll move down one level, let's go down here to Tables. So now when you I click here on this Tables section, you can have more than one table in your storage account. So here I've got the ability to create a table. Or if I select an existing table, I can open the table, or delete. So let's see what happens when I choose Open. That opens an editor inside Visual Studio. Now another way you can open editors, is to just double click on the node. So let's go look at Blob Containers, and then double-click on this node. Next thing to look at is the Properties tab. So I'm currently in this blobexamples. I'll click in Properties. And now I can start seeing information about this service. So I get the url for this service, what type of service it is, and then a bunch of other information like the last modified date. Now each of these nodes will show different properties, and different actions. So let's go look at another part of the Cloud Explorer that I know has a few more actions available, as up here in App Services. App Services, this is platform as a service. It provides a platform for hosting web items; Websites, API's, and things like that. If I open this up I've already got an example here. This is a basic HTML5 project. When I click on that, I can see that I can open it in a Portal. So this does the same thing we saw a few minutes ago. It opens up the default browser, opens up the dashboard, and loads that site in here. Now since this is a website, another thing I can do is choose to open it in a browser, like this. Finally, we've got some other items, like open in Kudu, attach some debuggers. Now this is a running service, so I can shutdown the service. Shutdown the website by clicking on this button. And after a few seconds it switches to a start button. So now at this point, the website is offline. I can make some changes if I need to, and then I can restart the service, like this. Finally, there are some other items at the bottom. Things like downloading the publisher profile. This is necessary for things like continuous deployment. And I'll talk more about that in the App Services chapter.
- Connecting Visual Studio to Azure
- Creating web projects in Azure App Service
- Publishing local projects
- Connecting to Azure SQL Server and Cosmos DB
- Working with blob data on Azure Storage
- Creating resource group projects
- Creating an Azure Function app
- Monitoring and debugging with the Snapshot debugger