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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 Jun 2018 08:29

Creating a WPF ItemSource Length Filter ConverterSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The other day I was looking for a solution on how to display a WPF bound list and limit the number of items that are displayed in that list. I've run into this a few times and so I ended up creating a small filter to handle this. My Use Case - A..."
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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 "....This post falls in the stupid pet tricks category. In most applications I have a few places where I explicitly need to ignore errors. You know the stuff where you use a try/catch blocks without any actual filter to capture the exception: try {..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Jun 2018 20:11

Which .NET Core Runtime Download do you need?Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET Core has a number of different runtime downloads that you can grab to install the runtimes and the SDK. It's not immediately obvious what you need, so since I just went through this myself and had a discussion with a few folks at Microsoft..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 01 Jun 2018 02:15

Web Code is a solved Problem: How about fixing Web UI next?Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....These days most of the focus in Web development is on code - JavaScript code in particular. By comparison, the Web UI - HTML and CSS and the browser DOM and support features - feels like it has been stuck in the mud and stagnating for a long time...."
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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 "....Took some time to upgrade my AlbumViewer application to ASP.NET Core 2.1 RC and Angular 6.0. The .NET Core update was very smooth with only very minor adjustments required showing that Microsoft has smoothed out the update path significantly from..."
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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've been talking about Markdown a lot in recent blog posts and this time I'll cover a generic Markdown page handler that you just drop into any site to handle semi-static page editing more easily with Markdown from within an ASP.NET Core..."
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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 "....Microsoft has a long history of not providing a reasonable way of looking up the version of the runtime that is hosting your applications. .NET Core is no different and in this short post I show one way you can capture a descriptive name of the..."
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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

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA