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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 | 09 May 2018 20:58

Updating my AlbumViewer to ASP.NET Core 2.1 and Angular 6.0Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been keeping my old AlbumViewer ASP.NET Core and Angular sample application up to date, and today I decided to take a little time to update the application to the latest ASP.NET Core 2.1 RC and Angular 6.0 bits. The good news is that the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 18 Apr 2018 08:47

Creating a generic Markdown Page Handler using ASP.NET Core MiddlewareSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I'm in the process of re-organizing a ton of mostly static content on several of my Web sites and in order to make it easier to manage the boat load of ancient content I have sitting around in many places. Writing content - even partial page..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Apr 2018 00:24

Getting the .NET Core Runtime Version in a Running ApplicationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....One thing I like to do as part of my applications that are running is to have an information page that gives some basic information about the runtime environment the application is running under. For example, here's what I add to my info page in my..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Mar 2018 08:11

Creating an ASP.NET Core Markdown TagHelper and ParserSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A couple of months ago I wrote about creating a WebForms based Markdown control. This time around I'll build an ASP.NET Core MVC TagHelper that performs similar functionality for embedding Markdown text into a content area of a Razor page. The..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 Feb 2018 07:28

Accessing Configuration in .NET Core Test ProjectsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET Core provides a clean configuration system and in ASP.NET Core that code is automatically configured for you. In test and other non-Web projects however you have to manually configure the configuration provider yourself. In this post I look at..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 Jan 2018 02:33

Distributing Content and Showing a ReadMe file in a .NET Core Nuget PackageSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET SDK style projects no longer support packaging NuGet content into projects as older projects did. So if you need to ship some dependent content with your library you need to find a different way to do so. In this post I look at a specific..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Dec 2017 20:33

Code Magazine Article: Securing IIS Web Sites with Let’s Encrypt CertificatesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Lets Encrypt makes it very easy to create free TLS certificates for your Web site. In this CODE magazine article Rick reviews some of the history of Lets Encrypt and then shows how you can easily take advantage of it to create free and automatically..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Dec 2017 09:10

Easy Configuration Binding in ASP.NET Core - revisitedSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In this post I'm taking another look at using strongly typed configuration settings in ASP.NET Core, using a slightly simpler approach that foregoes using IOptions in favor of directly using a configuration object instance. In the process I review..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 28 Nov 2017 01:19

Working around the lack of dynamic DbProviderFactory loading in .NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET Core and .NET Standard are missing the DbProviderFactories class which is used to dynamically load ADO.NET DbProviderFactory instances which in turn are used to gain access to the various ADO.NET intrinsic objects generically without requiring..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 20 Nov 2017 17:59

Using Gists for General Purpose Web Pages with MarkdownSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Most of you probably know and use Github Gists for sharing Code snippets. But did you know that Gists also support Markdown? Using Markdown makes it easy to create much richer code shareable code and even allows for an easy way to create..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA