Breaking changes

Overview of breaking changes introduced into app nuget packages in v4.0.0.

Altinn.App.* libraries target .Net 5 now, which requires that the application does the same.

In addition, all references to app and platform services have been moved from Startup.cs and should be replaced with two method calls.

Follow the instructions below to ensure that the app is compatible with version 4 of the Altinn.App.* packages.

  1. Update target framework and package dependencies

    Navigate to you application repository and find App.csproj in the App folder.

    Update target framework to .Net 5 by replacing




    In the same file, update the Altinn.App.* package references to version 4.0.0.

    <PackageReference Include="Altinn.App.Api" Version="4.0.0">
    <PackageReference Include="Altinn.App.Common" Version="4.0.0" />
    <PackageReference Include="Altinn.App.PlatformServices" Version="4.0.0" />

    The changes in the file should match the image below:

    Changes in App.csproj
    Changes in App.csproj
  2. Update Dockerfile to use .Net 5 images

    The Dockerfile can be found in the root folder of the application repository.

    Update build image by replacing

    FROM mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/core/sdk:3.1-alpine AS build


    FROM mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/sdk:5.0-alpine AS build

    And update the runtime image by replacing

    FROM mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/core/aspnet:3.1-alpine AS final


    FROM mcr.microsoft.com/dotnet/aspnet:5.0-alpine AS final

    The changes in the file should match the image below:

    Changes in the Dockerfile
    Changes in the Dockerfile
  3. Replace references to services with call to extension method

    In the App folder you will also find Startup.cs

    Several lines of code will be removed and replaced with the two lines below.

    services.AddAppServices(Configuration, _env);
    services.AddPlatformServices(Configuration, _env);      

    The code that should be removed from the file is marked in pink in the pictures below, which cover one section of the file each.

    Depending on how many custom changes you have made in your file the line numbers might not match. Do not worry, the services should still be grouped together roughly as shown in the picture. The application will run even if not all services are removed, so just do your best.

    Start by removing references to the Altinn App services.

    Remove app services
    Remove app services.

    Remove references to all the Altinn Platform services.

    Remove platform services
    Remove platform services

    Remove all loading of configuration files.

    Remove add configuration
    Remove add configuration

    Remove logic to configure Application insights.

    Remove add application insights
    Remove add application insights

    Remove private method for retrieving the key for Application Insights.

    Remove application insights help method
    Remove application insights help method

    As previously stated the removed references are now replaced by calls to two new methods that will load all existing and future platform and app services into your application.

    services.AddPlatformServices(Configuration, _env); loads all configurations and services that the app requires to use Altinn Platform functionality, and services.AddAppServices(Configuration, _env); loads all remaining configurations and services that the app requires such as Authorization and Prefill services.

    Ensure that these lines are added withing the ConfigureServices function.