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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 | 26 Feb 2015 12:29

Using FontAwesome Fonts for HTML Radio Buttons and CheckboxesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Creating nice looking checkboxes and radio buttons in browsers is still kind of a pain. If you want to have spruce up checkboxes and radios in your Web applications and don’t want to rely on the crappy and differing implementations in various..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Feb 2015 12:21

Back to Basics: UTC and TimeZones in .NET Web AppsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Most applications we build tend to have date and time data associated with it. If the application is not used just in a single location you are likely have to deal with times zones in your application. While .NET has a good set of date manipulation..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Feb 2015 09:50

Adding non-NuGet references to the new vNext ProjectsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A few weeks ago I posted about how to set up a class library project to target multiple .NET platforms in a single project. Essentially you can specify multiple targets directly in the project.json file and then use KPM Pack (or Visual Studio) to..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 02 Feb 2015 03:39

Azure VM Blues: Fighting a losing Performance BattleSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been struggling with performance when putting up an Azure virtual machine with the eventual intend to replace my physical server. In this post I describe some of the performance issues I've run into with Azure Virtual Machines in a simple..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Jan 2015 11:57

Blend Path interfering with C# Project BuildsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a nasty Visual Studio error today that caused a compiler error related to an errand assembly reference from Visual Studio Blend. Blend? I don't even use Blend, and this is a Web Project. Here's what the problem is and how to get around it..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Jan 2015 23:09

<main> HTML5 Tag not working in Internet Explorer 9/10/11Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a problem the other day with Internet Explorer 11 not rendering the HTML5 tag properly - or rather rendering as if it wasn't there at all. Here's the problem and the simple workaround...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Jan 2015 10:35

Tip: Create a Visual Studio Menu option to Open a Command WindowSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I'm finding myself using the command line more and more, especially with ASP.NET vNext for running Web apps from the command line, accessing git and JavaScript build tools. Here's a real easy way to pop open a Command Window in the active project..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Jan 2015 11:20

Using Cordova and Visual Studio to build iOS Mobile AppsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Apache Cordova is a hybrid mobile toolset to build Mobile applications using Web Technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Microsoft recently released a preview of its toolset for building Cordova applications with Visual Studio. In this article..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 02 Jan 2015 23:24

INSTALL_FAILED_VERSION_DOWNGRADE: Watch your Android App VersionSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a nasty problem with an Android app install today and was unable to get the app to install on the device for debugging. Got an INSTALL_FAILED_VERSION_DOWNGRADE after a bunch of false starts it turns out this problem had an easy solution for..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 21 Dec 2014 12:55

Gotcha: Entity Framework gets slow in long Iteration LoopsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been running into a common issue with Entity Framework where using a dbContext through many context operations can drastically slow down Entity Framework performance. Here's a quick overview of the problem and how to work around it with a few..."
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Rick Strahl

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Maui, Hawaii, USA