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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 | 14 Feb 2017 00:57

Video Rendering Issues for WPF WindowsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Over the last half a year I've had a couple of Github Issues coming into Markdown Monster for some odd startup rendering failures. Markdown Monster would come up with a completely black screen, but underneath it all the application would actually..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Feb 2017 19:12

Empty SoapActions in ASMX Web ServicesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I still deal with a lot of customers who need to interact with old school SOAP services. Recently I worked with a customer who needed to implement a SOAP Service based on an existing WSDL specification. If at all possible I try to avoid WCF for..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 29 Jan 2017 21:05

Creating a portable and embedded Chocolatey PackageSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Chocolatey is an awesome tool to install software. As a publisher you have a lot of choices of how to create packages and in this post I describe the two packages that I use with Markdown Monster, which is a full downloaded installer package and a..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 Jan 2017 19:35

Adding Files to Visual Studio ProjectsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Visual Studio has a boat load of ways to add new files to a project and various extensions and tools provide even more ways to do the same. Even so the experience to add new files to a project in Visual Studio is one of the most tedious tasks...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Jan 2017 20:19

New CODE Magazine Article: Getting down to Business with ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The latest issue of CODE magazine features my `Getting down to Business with ASP.NET` Core article as the cover article. The article focuses on building an ASP.NET Core backend for an Angular 2 front application, covering all aspects of separating..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Jan 2017 07:04

Faking out the .NET Runtime VersionSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been struggling with DPI Scaling issues in WPF in Markdown Monster and .NET 4.6.2 has a few fixes that address the problems I've been working on. However, requiring 4.6.2 is a problem due to lowish adoption rates and skittishness about..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Dec 2016 08:12

Back to Basics: String Interpolation in C#Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....String Interpolation provides string templating for string literals in C#. Rather than using string.Format you can use string interpolation to produce much more readable code that embeds expression values directly into string literals rather than..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Dec 2016 09:14

Downgrading a .NET Applications from 64 bit to 32 bit for the WebBrowser ControlSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently while working on Markdown Monster I ran into some odd crashes and behaviors when interacting with the Web Browser control in this WPF application. It turns out that some of these inconsistent behaviors are apparently caused by running hte..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 Dec 2016 08:26

Visual Studio Debugging and 64 Bit .NET ApplicationsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently while debugging a 64 bit application I found out the hard way that Visual Studio by default will use 32 bit debugging even when running what would otherwise be a 64 bit .NET application. There are a number of options that determine the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Dec 2016 09:43

WPF Rendering DUCE.Channel Crashes due to Image LoadingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a nasty WPF rendering bug that affected only a few select machines. Rendering problems in WPF can be terribly difificult to debug because there often is no additional information on what failed and the exceptions that occur are not..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA