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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 | 12 Jan 2017 20:19

New CODE Magazine Article: Getting down to Business with ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The January/February 2017 issue of Code Magazine has an ASP.NET Core article of mine as the lead cover article: Yay! You can check out the magazine when it arrives, or you can take a look online on the CODE Magazine Site to read it there: Getting..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Jan 2017 07:04

Faking out the .NET Runtime VersionSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been struggling with a high DPI problem in Markdown Monster as it relates to the built-in screen capture functionality. In a nutshell, if running a second (or third) monitor that is using High DPI scaling, the screen capture selection..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Dec 2016 08:12

Back to Basics: String Interpolation in C#Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....String Interpolation provides string templating for string literals in C#. Rather than using string.Format you can use string interpolation to produce much more readable code that embeds expression values directly into string literals rather than..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Dec 2016 09:14

Downgrading a .NET Applications from 64 bit to 32 bit for the WebBrowser ControlSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently while working on Markdown Monster I ran into some odd crashes and behaviors when interacting with the Web Browser control in this WPF application. It turns out that some of these inconsistent behaviors are apparently caused by running hte..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 Dec 2016 08:26

Visual Studio Debugging and 64 Bit .NET ApplicationsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently while debugging a 64 bit application I found out the hard way that Visual Studio by default will use 32 bit debugging even when running what would otherwise be a 64 bit .NET application. There are a number of options that determine the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Dec 2016 09:43

WPF Rendering DUCE.Channel Crashes due to Image LoadingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a nasty WPF rendering bug that affected only a few select machines. Rendering problems in WPF can be terribly difificult to debug because there often is no additional information on what failed and the exceptions that occur are not..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Dec 2016 09:49

Loading .NET Assemblies out of Seperate FoldersSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In the process of updating the Addin manager in Markdown Monster I ran into a few snags with loading .NET assemblies out of separate folders. Assembly loading out of non base folders in .NET can be problematic and sure enough I ran into a few issues..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Nov 2016 09:29

.NET Standard 2.0 - Making Sense of .NET AgainSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....It's taken awhile but it seems Microsoft is finally nailing the message for .NET going forward and .NET Standard with its common API specification is a huge part in making sure that the same base library of .NET is available on all .NET platforms...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 04 Nov 2016 08:14

Introducing Markdown Monster - a new Markdown EditorSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I'm happy to announce Version 1.0 of Markdown Monster a Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool for Windows. In this post I give a quick tour of Markdown Monster and provide links to all you need to know to check out this great new Markdown..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Nov 2016 19:26

Windows Update HellSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been fighting Windows Update Hell for the last month with failed updates wreaking havoc on my machine. Updates fail to install completely and roll back and then continue to retry each day. Attempts to turn off the particular update now fails as..."
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Rick Strahl

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