Azure WebJobs Walkthrough with Visual Studio


  1. Create an ASP.NET WebApp
  2. At project node, Add “New Azure WebJob Project”
  3. Choose project type: Continuous/OnDemand/Schedule
    1. Continuous:
      1. A JobHost.RunAndBlock(); in void Main().
      2. A method for [QueueTrigger/BlobTrigger(queuename)] to dequeue message from queue
    2. On Demand/Schedule:
      1. A JobHost.Call(methodname, value) in void Main().
      2. A method for [Queue/Blog(queuename)] to enqueue  message to the queue
  4. Publish WebApp and/or WebJob projects to Azure. And you will find the WebJob deployed under the WebApp App_Data folder
  5. Configuration: Add Azure Storage Connection String to Live Azure Web Site.
    1. Go to Server Explorer –> Storage to get Storage Connection String
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    2. Go to  Websites –> Settings, create 2 entries AzureWebJobsStorage & AzureWebJobsDashboard. And select Custom from the Database Type column.
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  6. Debug Contiuous WebJob: In Server Explorer, goto your WebJob and make sure it is started.
    1. Attach Debugger. Set your breakpoints.
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    2. View static Logs.
  7. Run OnDemand WebJob to send message to the queue which will in turn trigger any breakpoints in the continuous WebJob.
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