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 Feb 2014 10:48
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..."
Read more » Using CSS Transitions to SlideUp and SlideDown
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Feb 2014 11:15
Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a problem with an internal, older Web Forms application today. It appears that the recent Windows Update from Tuesday (Feb 11, 2014) for .NET 4.5.1, has changed some default configuration settings that are causing problems with the forms..."
Read more » Forms Auth loginUrl not working after Windows Update?
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 Jan 2014 01:50
Rick Strahl writes "....Over the last few days I’ve been struggling with an issue to capture HTTP content from arbitrary URLs and read only a specified number of bytes from the connection. Seems easy enough, but it turns out that if you want to control bandwidth and only..."
Read more » Using .NET HttpClient to capture partial Responses
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Jan 2014 00:58
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Jan 2014 18:52
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Dec 2013 18:30
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...."
Read more » Entity Framework and slow bulk INSERTs
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 19 Dec 2013 11:36
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...."
Read more » Dell XPS 15 review
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Dec 2013 11:35
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..."
Read more » Accepting Raw Request Body Content with ASP.NET Web API
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Dec 2013 22:17
Rick Strahl writes "....Spend a little time over the weekend re-running some of my ASP.NET raw throughput benchmarks on my new machine and found some interesting results. Much faster, but also some surprises with self-hosting and efficiency surprises with various Web API..."
Read more » Re-examining ASP.NET and Helios Performance Tests
Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Nov 2013 04:42
Rick Strahl writes "....During last week's MVP summit Microsoft showed a new light weight, Owin host called Helios, that can run directly on the IIS core without using the ASP.NET Runtime. It's light weight and fast, and offers a glimpse into where Microsoft is heading for..."
Read more » Checking out the Helios IIS Owin Web Server Host