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Create a new project with TypeScript template

  • Create a new project with func command.
$ func init dotnet-thailand-azure-functions --typescript
  • You can change a project name to what is appropriate for you.
  • CD to the project folder.
$ cd dotnet-thailand-azure-functions
  • Add a new function to the project.
$ func new --name http-example --template "HTTP trigger" --authlevel "anonymous"
  • You can change a function name to what is appropriate for you.

Run the function locally

  • We can test http-example function locally by CD back to the root of the project and run some Node package manage commands.
  • In this example, we are going to use Yarn but you can use NPM as well.
  • To use Yarn, we need to update scrips section in package.json to use Yarn as the following code.
"scripts" : {
"build": "tsc",
"build:production": "yarn run prestart",
"watch": "tsc --w",
"prestart": "yarn run build && func extensions install",
"start:host": "func start",
"start": "npm-run-all --parallel start:host watch"
  • Run the following commands to launch the project:
$ yarn install
$ yarn start
  • You should now see an output message in your terminal showing the application is running at URL and port number.
  • Copy the URL of http-example function, e.g. http://localhost:7071/api/http-example to a browser address bar and append query string ?name=<YOUR_NAME>.
  • Press enter to execute the function.
  • You should see a message like Hello <YOUR_NAME> in a browser.

Prepare Azure Functions app

  • You need to have a valid subscription.
  • Log in to Azure with az login.
  • Create a new resource group or use an existing one that you have. Learn how to create a new resource group.
  • Create a storage account, which is used to maintain state and other information about your functions.
  • Use the following command to create a general-purpose storage account in your resource group.
$ az storage account create --name <STORAGE_ACCOUNT_NAME> --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME>--sku Standard_LRS
  • Storage account name must be between 3 and 24 characters in length and use numbers and lower-case letters only
  • Accepted values for storage account's sku are: Premium_LRS, Premium_ZRS, Standard_GRS, Standard_GZRS, Standard_LRS, Standard_RAGRS, Standard_RAGZRS, Standard_ZRS.
  • Storage account's location is default to a location of a resource group.
  • Create a new function app with the following command:
$ az functionapp create \
--name <APP_NAME> \
--storage-account <STORAGE_ACCOUNT_NAME> \
--resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME> \
--consumption-plan-location southeastasia \
--runtime node \
--runtime-version 12 \
--functions-version 3 \
--disable-app-insights true
  • If you use other Node.js version, please change --runtime-version value.
  • We have disable Application Insight because this is an example app and we don't want to pay for Application Insights.
  • Use az functionapp list-consumption-locations --output table to view available locations for Azure functions.

Manually deploy the function app to Azure

  • CD to root of the project and use the following command to build the project:
$ yarn run build:production
  • Publish your app to Azure with the following command:
$ func azure functionapp publish <APP_NAME>
  • After the deployment has finished, you should see Deployment completed successfully in a terminal and invoke URL of your function.

Test the function on Azure

  • Copy the invoke URL from a terminal into a browser address bar. The URL pattern should be https://<APP_NAME><FUNCTION_NAME>.
  • Append query string ?name=<YOUR_NAME> and press enter to execute the function.
  • You should see a message like Hello <YOUR_NAME> in a browser.

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To delete a function app

$ az functionapp delete --name <APP_NAME> --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME>

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