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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 | 14 Jan 2019 18:52

A Visual Studio to Visual Studio Code Snippet ConverterSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Visual Studio has very nice Code Snippet facility built into it and over the years I've been using it to create a ton of useful expansion snippets that make my day to day development easier. I have quite a few C# code snippets, but even more I use..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 31 Dec 2018 10:22

Don't let ASP.NET Core Console Logging Slow your App downSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Earlier today I put my foot in my mouth on Twitter by running a quick and dirty perf test application to check out a question from a customer, without properly setting up configuration. Specifically I ran my application directly out of the Release..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 20 Dec 2018 08:36

Updating Westwind.AspnetCore.Markdown with Markdown from Files and URLsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....It's been a while since I've been working on my Markdown tools, but last week I was back in content update mode on my Web site updating a bunch of ancient sites to something a little more modern. And as is often the case - a whole lot of rewriting..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 30 Nov 2018 21:11

Returning an XML Encoded String in .NETSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....XML is not as popular as it once was, but there's still a lot of XML based configuration and data floating around today. Today I ran into a recurring issue where I needed to convert a string to a properly encoded XML string. Seems simple enough but..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Nov 2018 22:38

Creating a .NET Global Tool from an existing Console ApplicationSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes ".....NET Core doesn't support creating executables directly, but it does have support for **Global Tools** which provide a mechanism to register a console application and make it easily accessible using a simple command line command rather than a..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 01 Nov 2018 07:20

Creating an HTML PackagerSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Recently I needed to add the ability to save HTML documents in Markdown Monster. Saving raw rendered Markdown is not really sufficient and so I set out to create an HTML packager that can package an HTML Web endpoint into a self-contained local..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 27 Oct 2018 06:08

Slow Connections with Sql ServerSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a problem with extremely slow SQL Server connections when connecting to the server. Connections would take 2 seconds or more even on repeat connections. It turns out the problem is related to missing TCP/IP protocol support which is..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Oct 2018 18:33

Tip: Open Visual Studio Code from Visual Studio as an External ToolSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I use both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code in my development. Although I tend to still default to the full version of Visual Studio, I tend to run Visual Studio Code side by side with Visual Studio and flip back and forth a lot. To make things..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 22 Sep 2018 17:15

Getting around Chrome POST XSS ProtectionSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into an unusual issue where Chrome is blocking user input from a TextArea that includes HTML form and input control input - on the client side. While I'm familiar with server side input validation, this is client side validation that causes the..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 31 Aug 2018 18:33

Markdown and Cross Site ScriptingSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been getting a number of requests for providing XSS support in my various Markdown components. While Markdown itself makes no provision for HTML Sanitation, if you use Markdown for capturing user input some sort of sanitation is required to..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA