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Application plugin host with assembly caching and auto reloading

Caching and loading plugins dynamically when plugin library updates
 
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Few moths ago I wrote and article about simple way to implement plugin architecture in C# simple plugin host application approach. This approach is great for desktop applications because when you for example need to update (which means replace the plugin dll) you can easily close the app and start it again and it will pickup new code. If you do not stop the application to replace the dll of plugin, you will not be able to replace the dll...read more

One way, fire and forget action in WCF

Long running process invoke from ASP.NET web application
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In case you are building a web app that needs to perform some complex or long running task, for sure you would't want that task to slow down your website or web application. For example you have a database of growing number of members on your website and you want to send a notification after you published some page on the website. Imagine you have 10,000+ members and that you are composing different message for each of them based on their account information and then sending an email with notification message. ...read more

Team Foundation Server Power Tools

Integrate TFS in Windows Explorer in Tortoise SVN style
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To be honest I really like Tortoise SVN. It is so easy to work with it from the file system and it is so easy to commit your code changes to public repositories on GitHub. Unfortunately, if you would like to keep your code somewhere safe in cloud and keep it private, for GitHub option you will not get it for free. ...read more

Separate Debug and Release code in C#

Use separate code for debug and release compilation in C#
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Basic functionality of your code does what it should do regardless of whether it is compiled in Debug of Release mode. Only differences might be related to debugging the code and tracing errors during debug. For sure you want more monitoring during the development (debug mode), so you would probably add some sort of logging. ...read more

Restrict image and CSS hotlinking of your ASP.NET website

Blocking hotlinking with IIS Url Rewrite
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I did not rely how important to restrict hot-linking until one day my friend came to me and told me that he has to pay additional money for the bandwidth on his website. He was surprised that he reached bandwidth quota limit. It was weird, but after some logging of requests coming to a website we realized that most of the requests were initiated from some other website...read more

Generating HTML structure string in C#

Clean and proper way to generate html string in C#
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String hardcoding it the worst way to generate your HTML. It makes code non-maintainable and hard to read. Lately in June I wrote an article how to generate HTML string without hard coding the string and using concatenation or string format...read more

Using Lazy<T> in C#

Scenarios when lazy initialization is suitable for using
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Although Lazy keyword and functionality was introduced in .net framework 4.0, not many people are using. It is not something that was not possible to be done later, but now it is available only oin one line. Basicaly what Lazy keyword enables is to create an instance only when it is invoked for the first time. ...read more

Simple plugin host application approach in C#

Building simple plugin host application in C#
 
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A lot of, especially desktop applications implement plugin approach in order to make application more expendable and allow other vendors to include their specific functionality related to applications with plugins. Usually plugins are available from some sort of repository from which user can select and download them directly to application. I will not go deeper in approach for this in this article...read more

Persistent authentication cookie and autologin

Custom made autologin with persistent authentication cookie
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ASP.NET comes with built in login form both for WebForms or MVC, but sometimes you have to do it in a custom manner where permanent authentication cookie needs to be set from your code following your business logic. First thing you have to do is to set expiration time for authentication cookie in web.config. This is for done first to make sure that your cookie does not expire during your testing. ...read more

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