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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 Dec 2017 20:33

Code Magazine Article: Securing IIS Web Sites with Let’s Encrypt CertificatesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I'm happy to point at my new CoDe Magazine article Securing IIS Web Sites with Let's Encrypt Certificates which is in the January/February edition issue: I've written a few times about Let's Encrypt, which is an open source platform and protocol..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Dec 2017 09:10

Easy Configuration Binding in ASP.NET Core - revisitedSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....A long while back I wrote a detailed and still relevant post that discusses ASP.NET Core's new configuration model and binding of configuration values to .NET types. In it I discussed the configuration system and specifically in how to set up..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 28 Nov 2017 01:19

Working around the lack of dynamic DbProviderFactory loading in .NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've been writing a lot about how nice it is to have .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Standard 2.0 support the majority of the full framework .NET, which makes it easy to port existing full framework libraries. This post is a little different and I talk..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 20 Nov 2017 17:59

Using Gists for General Purpose Web Pages with MarkdownSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Most of you probably know and use Github Gists for sharing Code snippets. But did you know that Gists also support Markdown? Using Markdown makes it easy to create much richer code shareable code and even allows for an easy way to create..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 12 Nov 2017 07:10

Flexing your HTML Layout Muscles with FlexboxSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Flexbox is a CSS based technology that makes it much easier to create structured layouts with HTML and CSS. Based on a containership hierarchy, Flexbox combines the structured features of tables with the free form layout capabilities of arbitrary..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 09 Nov 2017 07:31

Dev Intersection 2017 Session Slides and Samples PostedSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I've posted my Session Slides and code samples from last week's DevIntersection conference on GitHub...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 23 Oct 2017 06:19

.NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0 are HereSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....After a long wait .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 2.0 are finally here. This release is a major update from Version 1.0 that brings back a ton of functionality that was originally missing in .NET Core 1.x. With closer compatibility to full framework .NET..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 13 Oct 2017 21:28

Opening a Web Browser with an HTTP Url from Visual Studio CodeSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....Here's a quick tip on how you can create a project specific Visual Studio Task that can launch a Web Browser to a specific page quickly and easily...."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 26 Sep 2017 16:09

A few notes on creating Class Libraries for ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I recently started to collect some of my ASP.NET Core utilities into a helper support library as I tend to do. In the process I ran into a few snags and I realized I was making a few non-obvious mistakes right from the start. In this post I discuss..."
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Rick Strahl's Web Log | 25 Sep 2017 17:54

WPF Slow Window Loading due to Invalid SpellChecking DictionariesSubscribe to this feed

Rick Strahl writes "....I ran into a nasty problem with spell checking on WPF, which caused any form that uses spell checking to load extremely slow. It turns out the problem was caused by errant entries in the global Windows dictionary key in the registry. This post..."
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Rick Strahl

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