Note: [Deprecated Content] This was written while ASP.NET and .NET Core was in beta (around beta5 or beta6). Since then a lot of stuffs have changed and moved around. Stuffs described below may or may not be true for current stable releases of ASP.NET Core. I recommend not to follow along and get confused. Use official configuration documentation that explains it correctly - docs.asp.net ASP.NET 5 removed the web.config XML based configuration files and bring JSON based project.json and other similar files to maintain configuration related to your application. project.json is the main file that contains meta-information / configuration for running your ASP.NET 5 application. This JSON file consist of a node named compilationOptions which defines a child called languageVersion. Currently ASP.NET 5 only supports C# language. languageVersion can be one of the following options: It provides way to choose which » Read more

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Apple MacOS has beautiful rounded corner scrollbar and add to the UI experience you have while working on a MacOS machine. You can easily have similar scrollbar style for your WPF application to boost up your application's UI experience. If you wish to apply this scrollbar style application wide then you should follow below steps. Step: Create a new resource dictionary (skip creating if you already have one) file and add the following code to it. <Style x:Key="ScrollBarTrackThumb" TargetType="{x:Type Thumb}"> <Setter Property="Template"> <Setter.Value> <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type Thumb}"> <Grid x:Name="Grid"> <Rectangle HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" Width="Auto" Height="Auto" Fill="Transparent" /> <Border x:Name="CornerScrollBarRectangle" CornerRadius=" » Read more

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There are so many productive tools and packages out there that can be used for profiling an ASP.NET MVC application. While back I wrote a quick intro about how Glimpse can come handy profiling your web application. There is one more simplistic and quick way to start profiling load / execution time for your application routines using MiniProfiler. This little package is prepared by folks at Stackexchange and used for Stackoverflow.com and other sites. MiniProfile's homepage shows quick way to get started with using MiniProfiler in your application. Following code snippet is required to profile a piece of code (not to forget MiniProfiler.Start() and MiniProfiler.Stop()): var profiler = MiniProfiler.Current; using (profiler.Step("Set page title")) { // Your code to profile } and you will see something similar to following when you load your application and run through profiled piece of code: {<1>} So if I » Read more

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The brand new version ASP.NET 5 (a.k.a ASP.NET vNext) can be developed and hosted on all three major platform - Windows, Linux and MacOS. Getting started with ASP.NET 5 (TODO: Link to be updated with new Post for .NET tools) is not so hard after all and is definitely fun to play early. The biggest break through that comes to .NET and ASP.NET world is the capability to write and host anywhere. Yes you can now develop and host a ASP.NET Web application - MVC or WebAPI even SignalR on any platform - Windows, Linux and MacOS. This has always been the de-facto standard for windows since long using Visual Studio (prior VS2015) but it can be fun on Linux and MacOS also using your favourite editors or Visual Studio Code. Following step needs to be performed on a brand new spinning Linux » Read more

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Microsoft and Visual Studio team announced release of Community Technology Preview 5 (CTP 5). Download: Visual Studio 2015 CTP5 This version of visual studio brings lots of improvements / better integration and bug fixes for ASP.NET (ASP.NET 5 vNext version). Some of the highlighted features, changes and fixes released with this version of Visual studio: XAML langauge service rebuilt on top of .NET Compiler Platfor ("Roslyn"), fast and reliable XAML editing experience with intellisense. Timeline tool - New UI Performance Analysis Tool for WPF Applications Improvements to IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Ultimate 2015 Improvements to Diagnostic tools debugger window Announcing TypeScript 1.4 Tons of improvements and bug fixes for ASP.NET 5 - Beta 2 This is a good oppurtunity to try out the new features that will be part of Visual Studio 2015 (the name might change). » Read more

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