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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 | 01 Apr 2014 00:53

Updated ASP.NET Database Resource ProviderSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A few years back I wrote an article on creating a custom ASP.NET Localization Resource Provider that described how to create a custom ASP.NET ResourceProvider and ResourceManger that get resources from a database. It’s an older article but it’s been..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Mar 2014 12:11

Auto Selecting Cultures for Localization in ASP.NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Localization in ASP.NET hasn’t changed much since the days of WebForms and ASP.NET 1.0 with some minor updates (for WebForms) in ASP.NET 2.0. Since then things have been rather quiet in regards to new localization features. One of the things that..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Feb 2014 10:48

Using CSS Transitions to SlideUp and SlideDownSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In a mobile app I’ve been working on there are a few animations to drop down additional content as needed when clicking on an item. The effect is basically that I touch or click on an item and that then a menu drops down below. Another click or..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Feb 2014 11:15

Forms Auth loginUrl not working after Windows Update?Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a problem with Windows Update last week that seems to have broken forms authentication and the loginUrl attribute when set. Looks like new default settings are changing default behavior, and an extra configuration key is required to get the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 Jan 2014 01:50

Using .NET HttpClient to capture partial ResponsesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently I needed to create a high volume monitoring application that retrieves a huge number of HTTP requests, and I need to minimize the amount of data pulled from these requests. In this post I describe some of the limitations in actually pulling..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Jan 2014 00:58

Book Review: Async JavaScriptSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....This is a brief review of the Aysync JavaScript book by Trevor Burnham. It's great, small book that's easy to read and get through, that blazes through various Async concepts in a really easy to understand and practical way. Great read and highly..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Jan 2014 18:52

JavaScript JSON Date Parsing and real DatesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....JavaScript doesn't have a date literal, and for this reason JSON serializes dates as strings rather than real JavaScript dates. In this post I show how JSON date serialization works, a few approaches how you can manage dates and how to automate the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Dec 2013 18:30

Entity Framework and slow bulk INSERTsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....While inserting a large number of records into a SQL database using EF Code First, I ran into some stunningly slow performance. In this article I show the problem and a couple of simple workarounds to this issue...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 Dec 2013 11:36

Dell XPS 15 reviewSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I recently picked up new Dell XPS 15 to replace an older XPS machine. Lots of things to like about this machine - here's a quick review of what I liked and didn't...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Dec 2013 11:35

Accepting Raw Request Body Content with ASP.NET Web APISubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....One ASP.NET Web API related question that frequently comes up frequently is how to capture the raw request content to a simple parameter on a controller method. Turns out that's not as easy as it should be. In this post I discuss how to natively..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA