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 | 27 Jun 2016 22:04
Rick Strahl writes "....ASP.NET Core RTM is finally here.A big congratulation to the .NET Core and ASP.NET teams for getting this massive piece of software into our hands in release mode. It's been a long and challenging road, but looking where we've landed and where it..."
Read more » Upgrading to ASP.NET Core RTM from RC2
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Jun 2016 05:34
Rick Strahl writes "....Certificate management on Windows has always been a pain in the ass. I've been dealing with certificates a bit in the last few months as I've moved all of my sites over to Lets Encrypt, so here are a few notes on how to use command line tools, or..."
Read more » Use Powershell to bind SSL Certificates to an IIS Host Header Site
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Jun 2016 19:06
Rick Strahl writes "....ASP.NET Core and .NET Core are almost here, with the RTM release scheduled for the end of this month. In this post I’m going to revisit the high level overview architecture of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core since so much has changed, to help you..."
Read more » ASP.NET Core and .NET Core Overview
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Jun 2016 11:19
Rick Strahl writes "....If you plan on hosting ASP.NET Core applications on IIS, you'll find that the process to get your application to run is quite different than it was with classic ASP.NET. Because ASP.NET Core applications are essentially standalone Console..."
Read more » Publishing and Running ASP.NET Core Applications with IIS
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 31 May 2016 00:17
Rick Strahl writes "....After installing Insider Build 14342 I ran into some major issues with IIS crashing hard and resulting in stopped Application Pools. After some tracking it turns out this is due to application pool bitness which causes 32 bit Application Pools to..."
Read more » IIS Channel Listener Errors in Windows 10 Insider Build 14342
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 May 2016 06:27
Rick Strahl writes "....Windows Updates often hose Software Activations and Licenses for various commercial software packages. It's a pain in the ass and it's time to let those vendors that use the outdated practice of counting activations based on Windows OS criteria is..."
Read more » Windows Updates and Lost Software Licenses and Activations
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 May 2016 10:42
Rick Strahl writes "....ASP.NET Core provides built-in support for using strongly typed classes to represent configuration information. The configuration system provides a flexible mechanism for using different configuration storage providers and mapping those providers to..."
Read more » Strongly Typed Configuration Settings in ASP.NET Core
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 18 May 2016 20:32
Rick Strahl writes "....Although Westwind.Globalization is primarily aimed at Web applications, you can also use it to edit arbitrary RESX files using the Localization Administration interface that comes with the library. In this post I show how you can import RESX..."
Read more » Using Westwind.Globalization to edit loose RESX Files
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 May 2016 12:34
Rick Strahl writes "....If you're building document centric applications, Singleton style EXE applications are pretty common. Rather than creating new windows for each opened file, a more common scenario is to open new tabs in a single instance. In this post I'll describe..."
Read more » Creating Single Instance WPF Applications that open multiple Files
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 May 2016 23:43
Rick Strahl writes "....The pressure is on: HTTPS is pushed front and center more and more as we see the browser vendors and API tools providers, making SSL encryption no longer an optional part for many things that you build on the Web. SSL and HTTPS are becoming a..."
Read more » Getting 'motivated' to move to SSL and HTTPS