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How to use a MVC view to host a rendered React component in an iframe.

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Bruce_MFlag for United States of America asked on
ASP.NET.NET MVCUI/UXMicrosoft Visual Studio
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I had this question after viewing How to use an iframe in mvc.

I'm building a web app for personal financial planning. I've started with a React framework to build the user's interaction, and that is going well. But now I want to use the new ASP.NET Core mvc framework for the main user interface, and use the react code in one of the mvc's views. But I am new to the plumbing used in ASP.NET Core mvc. I have a DOTNET CLI generated framework up and running in Visual Studio Code, with my react project embedded in an Areas folder. It all works in that I can run the mvc on local host by using the VSCode debugger facility, and I can run my react by using npm start to run the Webpack server for my react code under the Areas folder. I build my output in the Areas/frcstr/build folder and I want to provide that index.html to the mvc view to load the rendered React app.

My question is how do I create the empty view to hold the iframe tag? I tried to just use one of the boiler plate views in the generated mvc framwork, but that is compomised some how by Razor with common layouts and such. I just need a plain view to hold this:

<iframe src="../../Areas/frcstr/build/index.html" height="100%" width="100%" style="border:none;"></iframe>

At this point I don't know how to define Controlers, views, etc.
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