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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 Nov 2016 09:29

.NET Standard 2.0 - Making Sense of .NET AgainSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....At last week's .NET Connect event and two-weeks ago at the MVP Summit we got to hear about Microsoft's vision for .NET going forward. A lot of people - myself included - in recent years have wondered what the future of .NET is. A key component in..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 04 Nov 2016 08:14

Introducing Markdown Monster - a new Markdown EditorSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I'm happy to announce that Markdown Monster 1.0 RTM is now available. Yay! If you just want to check it out here are links for the download and more info: Markdown Monster Site Markdown Monster Download Markdown Monster on Chocolatey Markdown..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Nov 2016 19:26

Windows Update HellSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been fighting Windows Update Hell for the last month with failed updates wreaking havoc on my machine. Updates fail to install completely and roll back and then continue to retry each day. Attempts to turn off the particular update now fails as..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Nov 2016 17:27

C# NumberFormat SectionsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In all the years I've been using C#, I've completely missed that the NumberFormat features using .ToString() or string expressions support sections for positive, negative and zero values. In this post I describe the feature and how it works...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 Oct 2016 19:42

Excluding the node_modules Folder in Visual Studio WebSite ProjectsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....If you're working on a client side project that includes an NPM folder with a large number of dependencies and you're using a WebSite Project in Visual Studio, you've probably found that this is a terrible combination out of the box. In this post I..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Oct 2016 06:08

Automating Installation Builds and Chocolatey PackagingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Having a quick and easy way to build a final deployable applicationsin a few minutes has been a huge motivation for me. I can update code and release a new build as soon as a feature is added or a bug is fixed, and my release cycle is much more..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 17 Oct 2016 06:14

Error Handling and ExceptionFilter Dependency Injection for ASP.NET Core APIsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Exception handling in API applications is important as errors - both handled and unhandled - need to be passed to clients in some way to let them display error information. ASP.NET's default error handling doesn't provide for object error results by..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Oct 2016 20:22

Dealing with Anti-Virus False PositivesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been struggling with false positive Anti-Virus warnings for Markdown Monster. In this post I describe what problems I was running into and how eventually managed to get a clean distribution of Markdown Monster out the door...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 29 Sep 2016 01:19

External Network Access to Kestrel and IIS Express in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently I needed to connect to my Windows based ASP.NET Core API from my Mac and in order for that to work some configuration settings are necesary so that the ASP.NET applications can serve HTTP content to the external network connection that this..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Sep 2016 21:34

ASP.NET Core and CORS GotchasSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....CORS is a requirement for cross domain XHR calls, and when you use Angular 2.0 default dev server and talk to an ASP.NET Core application you'll need to use CORS to get XHR to talk across the domain boundaries. Here's how to set up CORS and how to..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA