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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 Nov 2017 07:31

Dev Intersection 2017 Session Slides and Samples PostedSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've posted my Session Slides and code samples from last week's DevIntersection conference. It's been a while since I've been at a .NET Conference and as always after all the toil and tension getting ready for sessions, it all ends up being a blast..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Oct 2017 06:19

.NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0 are HereSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Many of us have been patiently waiting through the long and windy road that has been the inception of the .NET Core and ASP.NET Core platforms. After a very rocky 1.0 and set of 1.x releases, version 2.0 of the new .NET frameworks and tooling have..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Oct 2017 21:28

Opening a Web Browser with an HTTP Url from Visual Studio CodeSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Here's a quick tip on how you can create a project specific Visual Studio Task that can launch a Web Browser to a specific page quickly and easily...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Sep 2017 16:09

A few notes on creating Class Libraries for ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I recently started to collect some of my ASP.NET Core utilities into a helper support library as I tend to do. In the process I ran into a few snags and I realized I was making a few non-obvious mistakes right from the start. In this post I discuss..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 Sep 2017 17:54

WPF Slow Window Loading due to Invalid SpellChecking DictionariesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a nasty problem with spell checking on WPF, which caused any form that uses spell checking to load extremely slow. It turns out the problem was caused by errant entries in the global Windows dictionary key in the registry. This post..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 18 Sep 2017 18:07

Conditional TargetFrameworks for Multi-Targeted .NET SDK Projects on Cross-Platform BuildsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....If you build multi-targeted .NET SDK projects on multiple platforms you're going to find out that certain targets can't be build on certain platforms. If you target NetStandard and Net45 on a Mac, Net45 is going to fail. In order to get around this..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 14 Sep 2017 18:39

Accepting Raw Request Body Content in ASP.NET Core API ControllersSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....When posting raw body content to ASP.NET Core the process is not very self-explanatory. There's no easy way to simply retrieve raw data to a parameter in an API method, so a few extra steps are provided using either manual handling of the raw..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Sep 2017 17:00

A Literal Markdown Control for ASP.NET WebFormsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Spent some time last night creating a small ASP.NET Server control that can render literal Markdown text inside of ASPX pages and turn the literal text into Markdown. It's a very simple control, but it makes it lot easier to edit documents that..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Sep 2017 17:12

Configuring LetsEncrypt for ASP.NET Core and IISSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....LetsEncrypt makes it easy to create SSL certificates for your applications for free and lets you automate the process. When using LetsEncrypt with IIS and ASP.NET Core however a few extra steps are required to make an ASP.NET Core site work with..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 07 Aug 2017 17:40

Handling HTML5 Client Route Fallbacks in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....HTML5 client routes work great on the client, but when deep linking into a site or pressing refresh in the browser, HTML5 client side routes have a nasty habit of turning into server HTTP requests. Requests to routes that the server is likely not..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA