Rick Strahl's Web Log provides a variety of .NET development topics with focus on ASP.NET and enterprise development. Topics are wide ranging from introductory articles to tips and tricks, observations in the process of software development and examination of new and upcoming technologies. Content is honest and sometimes outspoken and doesn't tote any particular party line - Rick says it as he sees it.
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Apr 2016 22:41
Rick Strahl writes "....I started playing around with the Windows 10 Anniversary edition Bash shell in build 14316, and one of the first problems I ran into was that network connectivity wasn't working. Any network command – curl, apt-get etc. just hangs. IPv6 DNS..."
Read more » Windows 10 Bash Shell Network Connectivity not working?
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Apr 2016 10:39
Rick Strahl writes "....I recently updated my old Support Message Board Web site that previously was purely server rendered to a site that mixes server rendered content with dynamically loaded AJAX content. The app is a message board application, that uses a panel browsing..."
Read more » Google AdSense for AJAX Content
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Apr 2016 10:05
Rick Strahl writes "....One of the most infuriating things about IIS configuration in general is how the Request length is configured in the IIS and ASP.NET. There are several places that control how much content you can send to the server and over the years this setting..."
Read more » Configuring ASP.NET and IIS Request Length for POST Data
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 02 Apr 2016 10:55
Rick Strahl writes "....Over the last few days I've been fighting with a Web Service that does not allow inline namespaces which WCF copiously uses by default in its generated service proxies. In this post I describe how to create a custom message formatter add namespaces..."
Read more » Custom Message Formatting in WCF to add all Namespaces to the SOAP Envelope
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Mar 2016 12:57
Rick Strahl writes "....When creating list content in Web pages, it's often quite useful to allow users to sort or reverse the order of items displayed. Creating client side sortable lists is easy to do and in this post Rick shows an easy way to make a list reversible..."
Read more » Reversing Sort Order on DOM Elements using jQuery
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Mar 2016 12:34
Rick Strahl writes "....Flexbox is a relatively new CSS based technology that makes it much easier to create structured layouts with HTML and CSS. Based on a containership hierarchy, Flexbox combines the structured features of tables with the free form layout capabilities..."
Read more » Code Magazine Article: Flexing your HTML Layout Muscles with Flexbox
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 02 Mar 2016 01:30
Rick Strahl writes "....If you use VSIX extensions and you need to install them as part of an installation script, you can use the VSIX Installer executable that ships with Visual Studio to control the install and uninstall process...."
Read more » Registering and Unregistering a VSIX Extension from the Command Line
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Feb 2016 21:17
Rick Strahl writes "....Let's Encrypt is a new, open source certificate authority for creating free SSL certificates. In this post I show you how you can use some of the API clients on Windows to create Let's Encrypt certificates for use in IIS...."
Read more » Using Let's Encrypt with IIS on Windows
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Feb 2016 20:11
Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into nasty problem with PRE tag overflow behavior, which caused content of PRE tags to not respect the boundaries of the container even when overflow rules were set. It turns out the problem was due to Flexbox and the min-width setting that is..."
Read more » Flexbox Containers, PRE tags and managing Overflow
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 Jan 2016 19:49
Rick Strahl writes "....When using Font-Awesome on IIS (and other Web Servers) you might find that the server is not serving the .WOFF2 or .WOFF file that is requested by Chrome for the FontAwesome font files. Although Fontawesome works fine regardless, you'll want to..."
Read more » FontAwesome Fonts and Mime Types in IIS and other Web Servers