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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 2015 05:19

Prettifying a JSON String in .NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Here’s a quick and dirty tip if you’re dealing with JSON strings that you at times need to display for debugging or simply seeing a quick view of data represented. It may be that you have an application that captures HTTP responses and you need to..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 28 Mar 2015 02:35

Bitmap types, Binary Resources and Westwind.GlobalizationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....For most applications when it comes to localization, most of the tasks at hand have to do with string resource localization. However, resources in .NET also support binary resource streams so you can store images and other data in resource files...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Mar 2015 22:49

Updated DeleteFiles Utility now on ChocolateySubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've updated my DeleteFiles utility that can be used to recursively delete files and folders. I've recently updated the utility with a few new features including support for long paths (greater than MAX_PATH) that can choke out Explorer and other..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 17 Mar 2015 14:53

ASP.NET MVC, Localization and Westwind.Globalization for Db ResourcesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently I've been getting a number of questions related to customers having issues with running the Westwind.Globalization Database Resource provider library under ASP.NET MVC. While the original versions of this library were definitely WebForms..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Mar 2015 02:14

Cordova and Visual Studio CODE Magazine ArticleSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Looks like my "Taming Mobile Apps with Cordova and Visual Studio" article went live recently. If you want to find out how to use the new and pretty awesome Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova for building Web based, hybrid Mobile apps, this..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Feb 2015 14:29

Using FontAwesome Fonts for HTML Radio Buttons and CheckboxesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Spruce up your boring checkboxes and radio buttons with custom FontAwesome symbols using a little bit of CSS. If you're tired of boring checkboxes and radio buttons, or you simply want a more consistent look of these controls across browsers and..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 10 Feb 2015 14:21

Back to Basics: UTC and TimeZones in .NET Web AppsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Storing dates in persistent storage using UTC dates is a widely accepted best practice. But it's surprisingly complex using date data effectively if you want to let the user see dates and query data in their local time zone. Looking around I noticed..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 03 Feb 2015 11:50

Adding non-NuGet references to the new vNext ProjectsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....vNext projects depend on NuGet packages to reference external dependencies. But vNext projects also support 'classic' .NET targets and the Full CLR vNext both of which support and even require assembly references in order to access core .NET..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 02 Feb 2015 05:39

Azure VM Blues: Fighting a losing Performance BattleSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been struggling with performance when putting up an Azure virtual machine with the eventual intend to replace my physical server. In this post I describe some of the performance issues I've run into with Azure Virtual Machines in a simple..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Jan 2015 13:57

Blend Path interfering with C# Project BuildsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a nasty Visual Studio error today that caused a compiler error related to an errand assembly reference from Visual Studio Blend. Blend? I don't even use Blend, and this is a Web Project. Here's what the problem is and how to get around it..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA