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Rick Strahl

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 | 16 Mar 2019 17:00

ASP.NET Core In Process Hosting on IIS with ASP.NET Core 2.2Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....ASP.NET Core 2.2 has been out for a while now and with it come some significant improvements to the hosting model if you plan on hosting in IIS. In previous versions you were required to host ASP.NET Core applications by proxying requests from IIS..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 Feb 2019 10:03

Using .NET Standard with Full Framework .NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET Standard has been around long enough now that most people are reasonably familiar with this somewhat 'unnatural' concept. The idea of targeting or consuming a library that is not really a library but a specification which in turn affects the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Feb 2019 07:54

WPF Hanging in Infinite Rendering LoopSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a nasty WPF issue recently with Markdown Monster. Markdown Monster has been for the longest time targeted at .NET 4.6.2, but a while back I started integrating with some libraries that have moved over completely to use .NET Standard. I..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Feb 2019 07:33

Ad Blockers, Brave Browser and BrainTree Credit Card Processing SDKsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into an issue with my CC processing forms using Brave today. Brave is a Chromium based browser, but it includes built-in, on-by-default content blocking which apparently causes my order forms to not work as scripts and related page cookies..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Feb 2019 03:23

Finding the ProgramFiles64 Folder in a 32 Bit AppSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET has the `System.GetFolderPath()` method to let you easily retrieve various system folder in a safe way. Unfortunately getting the `Program Files` folder is a bit of problem due to some complications on how the name is retrieved on 32 bit..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Jan 2019 07:06

COM Object Access and dynamic in .NET Core 2.xSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I was surprised to find out that COM Interop works in .NET Core when running on Windows. It's possible to access COM components via Reflection easily enough in .NET Core 2.x. Unfortunately use of the `dynamic` keyword does not work in .NET Core 2.x..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 21 Jan 2019 16:37

Back to Basics: Non-Navigating Links for JavaScript HandlingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....When you're creating HTML Anchor links that are non-navigating and handled via script code or through some JavaScript framework, what's the best way to handle the `HREF` navigation link in the HTML? In this back to basics post I look at a few..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 14 Jan 2019 18:52

A Visual Studio to Visual Studio Code Snippet ConverterSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Visual Studio Code Snippets are very useful and a great productivity enhancing tool for templating reusable code blocks into the editor. I have tons of snippets I use all the time for great productivity savings. Over the last couple of years I've..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 31 Dec 2018 10:22

Don't let ASP.NET Core Console Logging Slow your App downSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Today I ran into a self-inflicted problem with Console logging while playing with a toy test project. By accident I ran the application under load and Console Logging was on and performance was horrendous. In fact nearly 40x slower horrendous...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 20 Dec 2018 08:36

Updating Westwind.AspnetCore.Markdown with Markdown from Files and URLsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In the last week I've had a need to add some additional features to my Westwind.AspnetCore.Markdown library that provide easier access to Markdown from files and urls as well as the ability to replace the default Markdown parser in the library. In..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA