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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 | 15 Jan 2021 06:21

Taking the new Chromium WebView2 Control for a Spin in .NET - Part 1Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....This is Part 1 of a two part article. Part 1 introduces the control and how to use it. Part 2 dives into controlling browser content and two-way interaction between WebBrowser and .NET. Part 2 is not up yet - it will be linked here when..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Jan 2021 05:28

Blank Zero Values in .NET Number Format StringsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....The other day I was working in Markdown Monster - a WPF application - where I needed to display a list of matches from a directory search. The search supports searching the file content as well as file names, so the results would reflect how many..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 Nov 2020 22:15

Watch out for .NET Core Runtime Bitness for IIS InstallsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....In my last post I talked about upgrading several .NET Core applications to .NET Core 5.0 and how this process has been super easy and straight forward. I might even go as far as saying it was the easiest migration ever for a major .NET version. In..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 24 Nov 2020 12:28

Upgrading several of my Applications and Libraries to .NET 5.0Subscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Over the last week I spent some time upgrading several .NET Core Web applications and libraries from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 5.0. I'm happy to say that this was always a non-event as the process went very smooth for once. In this post I'll talk about..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 15 Oct 2020 22:15

PC and Mac with single Mouse and Keyboard Setup on Dual 4k ScreensSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A little while back I posted a couple of pictures of my new desk setup using both a Windows Laptop (a 2019 Dell XPS) and a Macbook Pro (2016) along with two 4k displays. I'm also using a single Logitech Mouse and Keyboard combination to control both..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Oct 2020 22:13

Window Activation Headaches in WPFSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Ran into a problem with properly activating a WPF when launching from Explorer and indirectly trying to activate an already running instance 'from within itself'. It seems simple, but windows focus-stealing restrictions can cause problems with..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 06 Oct 2020 03:05

Creating Custom .NET Project Types with .NET CLI Project TemplatesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Custom project templates can be extremely useful in quickly creating new projects especially for extensible applications. They're also great for creating specialized setups to make it quicker to hit the ground running. With the .NET SDK tooling new..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 16 Sep 2020 07:48

Wrestling with Clipboard Images in WPFSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Retrieving images from the clipboard with WPF seems so simple, but once you get into it you'll find that there are lots of problems with reliable image retrieval that works for all images. In this post I talk about the different issues you're likely..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 14 Sep 2020 22:04

Don't get burned by missing await Calls for Async Code in ASP.NET Core MiddlewareSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I recently got burned in an upgraded ASP.NET Core server application where a missing `await` statement caused wildly inconsistent and puzzling output failures. While a simple thing to avoid, once introduced it's possible to live with this error for..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 05 Aug 2020 07:14

Using .NET Core Tools to Create Reusable and Shareable Tools & AppsSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Dotnet Tools offer a simple way to create, publish and consume what are essentially .NET Core applications that can be published and shared using the existing NuGet infrastructure for packaging and distribution. It's y quick and easy to build tools..."
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Rick Strahl

West Wind Technologies

Maui, Hawaii, USA