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JavaScript base64 image to Bitmap in C#
Converting base64 image string to Bitmap in C#
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Base64 serialized images are useful in many cases for serving images on page. It is also a format of image that JavaScript can generate on the fly... read more
Separate configuration files per build config in Visual Studio IDE
Generating different configuration files on the build time in VS IDE
 
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It is an often case that application configuration is different for each environment. Most often this is the case for database connection string where developer has connection string to dev environment database or it's local database and quality assurance (qa) and production have different connection strings wile the rest of the config... read more
Managing current IIS websites from ASP.NET code
Controlling the current ASP.NET application running on IIS from the code
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Microsoft made IIS management from the ASP.NET code itself much easer and accessible right out of the box by introducing Microsoft.Web.Administration library. Simply by adding the reference in your project to Microsoft.Web.Administration library you are getting options to manage websites hosted on the IIS where application is running. One of the requirements beside referencing Microsoft.Web.Administration library is setting your Application Pool to run under LocalSystem account... read more
Using GZip compression for large text values in Redis
Store and retrieve larger text values with Redis in .NET
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Using REDIS for caching values for increasing application performance can be quite beneficial and can increase performance and scalability of your application. Although REDIS allows quite large text files, up to 512MB which is something you most likely will not reach if you are storing for example JOSN data, there will be a significant network transfer over the wire for putting and pulling this value in and out... read more
QR code MVC html helper
Display runtime generated QR code in MVC page
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This article is based on one of my previous topic Advanced Base64 image extension in ASP.NET MVC. It uses the same concept to display image on the page and to cache it, but it involves QR code bitmap generation which is basically a NuGet package use. Basically, QR code is generated using NuGet package QRCoder https://www.nuget.org/packages/QRCoder/ and result Bitmap is serialized to base64 string and cached so we do not regenerate same QR bitmap over and over on every request which may lead to server overload. ... read more
Clean stop of Windows Service in .NET
Stop Windows Service in the proper manner in C#
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The common reason I wrote Windows Services applications for are usually workers. For example, you need to read messages from the queue and process them... read more
Advanced Base64 image extension in ASP.NET MVC
Advanced base64 image rendering in a Razor in ASP.NET MVC
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Serializing images to base64 string is well known technique to reduce requests per page. Each image on the page produces a separate request while page is loading... read more
ASP.NET Core Web API versioning
Simple way to setup versioning in ASP.NET Core WebAPI
 
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When it comes to WebAPI many project overlook the versioning aspect. The whole concept of WebAPI is to serve multiple types of clients which can be based on different platforms, run on different devices etc... read more
Google Service Account authentication in .NET
Authenticate app with service account for working with Google services
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In case you are a .NET developer and you are using Google Cloud platform, eventually your apps or services will have to interact with Google Cloud (GCE) services. Good thing is that complete GCE is exposed through REST API. Whole authentication is done through OAuth 2.0, but the authentication of website applications and your services which might be running in background on your server is not the same... read more
Dictionary to object in C#
Create an object from dictionary collection
 
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Dictionaries are very useful as data holders for any type of the code in C#. You can easily manipulate data stored on collections, but there are disadvantages like posting data to REST JSON service. The easiest way to invoke JSON REST API is to simply serialize your object to JSON string... read more