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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 | 23 Mar 2021 08:05

LiveReloadServer - A Generic Local Static Web Server with Live Reload based on .NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've released an official v1.0 of my Live Reload Web Server last week. It's a self-contained, command line executable, local Web Server that allows you to run arbitrary local folders as a static or optionally semi-dynamic Web site. Point it at a..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Mar 2021 04:52

Role based JWT Tokens in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET Core continues to be the most fiddly component for configuration. It seems almost on every app I run into some sort of sticking point with Auth. Four versions in have brought three different..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Feb 2021 00:03

Opening an Admin Windows Terminal from Visual StudioSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....This isn't the first time I've talked about this, and probably won't be the last, but for my work in Visual Studio I often need an Admin Windows terminal window. I need it for a couple of build tasks - Chocolatey installs of an admin install and..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Jan 2021 06:01

Chromium WebView2 Control and .NET to JavaScript Interop - Part 2Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In part 2 of this post series I take a look at how to use the new Chromium WebView2 to interact with the DOM document and interoperate between .NET and JavaScript, both calling into JavaScript from .NET, and calling into .NET from Javascript..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Jan 2021 06:21

Taking the new Chromium WebView2 Control for a Spin in .NET - Part 1Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....This is Part 1 of a two part article that gives an overview of the new WebView2 Web browser control that is based on Edge Chromium. In Part 1 I look at the basics of what's needed to run the control using the WebView runtime, and how to get the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Jan 2021 05:28

Blank Zero Values in .NET Number Format StringsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently needed a way to display a set of numbers in a WPF List display that required that values with a value of `0` display blank - using no explicit code or model changes. I learnt something new today: There's actually a way to use C# format..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 Nov 2020 22:15

Watch out for .NET Core Runtime Bitness for IIS InstallsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I recently ran into a snag with one of the my Windows Server installs of an upgraded .NET Core 5.0 application. It turns out I didn't install .NET Core 5.0 correctly because I made some bad assumptions of what I needed to install to run my..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Nov 2020 12:28

Upgrading several of my Applications and Libraries to .NET 5.0Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Over the last week I spent some time upgrading several .NET Core Web applications and libraries from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 5.0. I'm happy to say that this was always a non-event as the process went very smooth for once. In this post I'll talk about..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Oct 2020 22:15

PC and Mac with single Mouse and Keyboard Setup on Dual 4k ScreensSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A little while back I posted a couple of pictures of my new desk setup using both a Windows Laptop (a 2019 Dell XPS) and a Macbook Pro (2016) along with two 4k displays. I'm also using a single Logitech Mouse and Keyboard combination to control both..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Oct 2020 22:13

Window Activation Headaches in WPFSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a problem with properly activating a WPF when launching from Explorer and indirectly trying to activate an already running instance 'from within itself'. It seems simple, but windows focus-stealing restrictions can cause problems with..."
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Rick Strahl

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Maui, Hawaii, USA