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 | 22 Aug 2016 10:25
Rick Strahl writes "....While working on Markdown Monster, I recently needed to deal with the Zoom level in the Web Browser control. Markdown Monster uses the browser based Ace Editor for its Markdown Editing interface inside of a WPF Webbrowser Control, and one of the..."
Read more » Detecting and Setting Zoom Level in the WPF WebBrowser Control
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Jul 2016 22:18
Rick Strahl writes "....This week marked the expiration of the last paid for SSL certificate that I still had running, and moving off all of my sites to LetsEncrypt. I've talked a bit about LetsEncrypt in a few posts recently and as you can probably tell I'm fairly..."
Read more » Moving to Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 Jun 2016 02:30
Rick Strahl writes "....In this post I'll demonstrate how to get started with .NET Core and ASP.NET using the Command Line Tools. I'll create a few very simple projects and starting with a plain console application, show how to hook up ASP.NET, run an API and MVC app and..."
Read more » First Steps: Exploring .NET Core and ASP.NET Core
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 29 Jun 2016 09:02
Rick Strahl writes "....When publishing ASP.NET Web Site Projects, the project publish will overwrite server ACLs by clearing them to the inherited defaults and removing rights from common accounts. The result is that if you have custom ACLs set on the server they will be..."
Read more » ASP.NET Web Site Project Publishing and Changing ACLs
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Jun 2016 22:04
Rick Strahl writes "....I installed and upgraded an ASP.NET Core Sample application today and while the actual project upgrade process from RC2 was relatively easy, there were a few hiccups with installation and one of the breaking changes for the RTM release. In this post..."
Read more » Upgrading to ASP.NET Core RTM from RC2
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Jun 2016 05:34
Rick Strahl writes "....Managing SSL certificates on Windows has always been a pain in the ass and recently with the introduction of SNI to support multiple SSL certificates per site things have changed slightly in order to register certificates with IIS programmatically...."
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