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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 | 05 Nov 2018 22:38

Creating a .NET Global Tool from an existing Console ApplicationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In my last post I discussed a small utility library I originally created for integration into Markdown Monster. It packages a Web HTML Url into a self contained HTML document or package that can be rendered on its own offline without an Internet..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 01 Nov 2018 07:20

Creating an HTML PackagerSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....As some of you probably know I've been building out my Markdown Editor, Markdown Monster with many enhancements around the process of Markdown editing. One task that many users perform is - not surprisingly - to turn the edited Markdown into HTML..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Oct 2018 06:08

Slow Connections with Sql ServerSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Argh... just fought with a small issue where connections to SQL Server were very slow on a new development box. Everytime I make a new SQL Connection there's a 2 second delay for the connection to occur. It's not only the first request, but any..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Oct 2018 18:33

Tip: Open Visual Studio Code from Visual Studio as an External ToolSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I use both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code in my development. Although I tend to still default to the full version of Visual Studio, I tend to run Visual Studio Code side by side with Visual Studio and flip back and forth a lot. To make things..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Sep 2018 17:15

Getting around Chrome POST XSS ProtectionSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into an unusual issue where Chrome is blocking user input from a TextArea that includes HTML form and input control input - on the client side. While I'm familiar with server side input validation, this is client side validation that causes the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 31 Aug 2018 18:33

Markdown and Cross Site ScriptingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been getting a number of requests for providing XSS support in my various Markdown components. While Markdown itself makes no provision for HTML Sanitation, if you use Markdown for capturing user input some sort of sanitation is required to..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 08 Aug 2018 06:05

Fixing Visual Studio Intellisense ErrorsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a problem in one of my applications where Visual Studio was showing errors that were clearly not actual errors. A new feature in Visual Studio now shows separate error listings for Build and IntelliSense errors and it turns out the errors..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 31 Jul 2018 07:51

Web Assembly and Blazor: Re-assembling the WebSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Web Assembly is changing the way we think about Web development with new ideas and approaches that may not involve JavaScript. Microsoft has put its foot forward with a new Web Assembly based framework called Blazor that combines Razor templates..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Jun 2018 08:29

Creating a WPF ItemSource Length Filter ConverterSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In this short post I show you you can create a simple Value Converter to limit the max number of items in an ItemsSource value binding in WPF...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 16 Jun 2018 18:21

Explicitly Ignoring Exceptions in C#Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In most applications I have a few places where I explicitly need to ignore errors. While generally this isn't a good idea, under some circumstances you just don't care if an error occurs or you simply want a yay or nay response. In this stupid pet..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA