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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 | 26 May 2020 04:54

Fixing Adsense Injecting 'height: auto !important' into scrolled ContainersSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into an AdSense problem today with one of my older Web sites. On this Message Board site I maintain, content is split into two split containers that span the height of the page and provide their own customized scrollbars for each 'pane'. It's..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 May 2020 21:24

Using WSL to Launch Several Bash Command from an ApplicationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I just spent way too much time trying to figure out a way to launch the Windows Subsystem for Linux to run multiple commands for a server script from a full framework desktop application. The Premise I'm working on a feature for Jekyll Weblog..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 04 May 2020 21:24

Static Constructor Failures and Declaration OrderSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a weird and hard to identify error today that wasted way more time than I care to admit because you know... assumptions on what you know when you don't actually know 😄 And yes this squarely falls in the Operator Error category, but I..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 14 Apr 2020 04:56

Missing Sharing Tab in Windows Explorer and Sharing with PowerShellSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....On several of my machines I've found that the 'Sharing Tab' in Explore had gone missing and I've been unable to create a share through the Windows UI. Apparently some update or software installed mucked with my settings that created an explicit..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Apr 2020 08:43

Displaying Nested Child Objects in the Windows Forms Designer Property GridSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The Windows Forms designer sometimes feels very dumb - one of those times is when dealing with nested properties on a control which by default is not displayed as an expandable property that you can just dig into. Instead you have to do a bit of..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 29 Mar 2020 08:10

Content Injection with Response Rewriting in ASP.NET Core 3.xSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....If you're creating middleware components you might need at some point to inject content in the existing HTTP output stream in ASP.NET Core. In this post I discuss how to intercept Response output by using a customized stream, modify the data and..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 14 Mar 2020 01:11

Back to Basics: Rewriting a URL in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Sometimes in an application you need to take over the routing process with some custom processing that acts on an incoming URL and actually has to go to another URL. This can be a simple relinking task from old content to new, or it can be more..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 02 Mar 2020 11:10

Troubleshooting Windows Sleep InsomniaSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Windows long has had problems making machines stay in Sleep mode. In this post I describe some of the problems and likely solution by using `powercfg.exe` to hunt down and disable devices that can wake the computer from sleep...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Feb 2020 08:23

Working with IWebHostEnvironment and IHostingEnvironment in dual targeted ASP.NET Core ProjectsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In ASP.NET Core 3.x Microsoft introduced a new `IWebHostEnvironment` to replace the obsoleted `IHostingEnvironment`. While that works for top level applications this can cause some complications for multi-targeted libraries that need to support both..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Feb 2020 08:17

Null API Responses and HTTP 204 Results in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....ASP.NET Core's default API handlers return an HTTP 204 response for null value results. This is meant to be a convenience feature, but if your calling API depends on a proper JSON response or an HTTP 200 result code, it can cause applications to..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA