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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 | 29 Apr 2015 11:15

Adding minimal OWIN Identity Authentication to an Existing ASP.NET MVC ApplicationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....As of ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET provides a fairly useful identity system. If you create a new project and choose an MVC project and choose to add both internal and external authentication, it’s fairly straight forward to get a reasonable identity..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Apr 2015 23:23

ASP.NET MVC HttpVerbs.Delete/Put Routes not firingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A few times in the last weeks I’ve run into a problem where I found that DELETE operations would not fire in ASP.NET MVC controllers. I’ve been building APIs mostly with Web API until recently, but started using MVC instead with current projects in..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Apr 2015 19:46

Adding Files to the Windows MRU/Recent Document ListSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In this post I talk about adding shortcut files to the Windows Most Recently Used (MRU) list that is also used for task bar icon Jump Lists. There are easy APIs that let you add associated files to your application's MRU. With a little extra work..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 01 Apr 2015 05:19

Prettifying a JSON String in .NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Occasionally it's useful to prettify an existing JSON string that you've received from somewhere: An HTTP response you need to look at while debugging or a UI that needs to display JSON to the user. Here's a small tip that makes it easy to take a..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 28 Mar 2015 02:35

Bitmap types, Binary Resources and Westwind.GlobalizationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been working on supporting binary resource imports via the Web interface using Westwind.Globalization and I'm debating on whether supporting the .NET convention of importing image resources as Bitmaps is prudent. Bitmaps are rather unwieldy to..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Mar 2015 22:49

Updated DeleteFiles Utility now on ChocolateySubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've updated my DeleteFiles utility that can be used to recursively delete files and folders. I've recently updated the utility with a few new features including support for long paths (greater than MAX_PATH) that can choke out Explorer and other..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 17 Mar 2015 14:53

ASP.NET MVC, Localization and Westwind.Globalization for Db ResourcesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently I've been getting a number of questions related to customers having issues with running the Westwind.Globalization Database Resource provider library under ASP.NET MVC. While the original versions of this library were definitely WebForms..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Mar 2015 02:14

Cordova and Visual Studio CODE Magazine ArticleSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Looks like my "Taming Mobile Apps with Cordova and Visual Studio" article went live recently. If you want to find out how to use the new and pretty awesome Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova for building Web based, hybrid Mobile apps, this..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Feb 2015 14:29

Using FontAwesome Fonts for HTML Radio Buttons and CheckboxesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Spruce up your boring checkboxes and radio buttons with custom FontAwesome symbols using a little bit of CSS. If you're tired of boring checkboxes and radio buttons, or you simply want a more consistent look of these controls across browsers and..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Feb 2015 14:21

Back to Basics: UTC and TimeZones in .NET Web AppsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Storing dates in persistent storage using UTC dates is a widely accepted best practice. But it's surprisingly complex using date data effectively if you want to let the user see dates and query data in their local time zone. Looking around I noticed..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA