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Access auto property backing field with reflection

Access property fields of auto property in C#
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Using reflection you can easily access any property, filed, methods, pretty much anything of any type in .NET. Reflection is never the most elegant way to do something, but sometime you just have to do it. In older versions of C#, to declare a simple property in a class you would have to declare a private field which will be exposed by the property outside the class ...read more

Bypass SSL certificate validation

A workaround quick solution when your SSL certificate expires
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It is a common thing that some of your application functionalities depend on an external HTTPS endpoint. However, renewal of SSL certificate for the external party is out of your control and you have to rely on the third party that certificate will be renewed on time...read more

Filesize to proper display string

Display size of file in the proper maner
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How many times you had to display file size on your web page? Pretty much every time you might have the same issue with recalculating size to KB or MB. I caught myself doing this for so many times over and over, so finally I decided to write a piece of code for that. ...read more

The fastest way to export data to Excel

Export data to Excel in ASP.NET C#
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It is not so rare that you have to provide some sort of export of your data stored in database. I have a feeling that clients really like to have that functionality, probably because they are more comfortable with Excel than with any other tool. First thing that might pop to your mind is to add a reference to Office library, but that would require that you have Office on the hosting machine which might not be the case as most of hosts do not have it. ...read more

Simple object mapper using reflection

Copy property values from one object to another using reflection
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Dealing with models and POCO classes in MVC sometimes require to map properties from one object to another because they have some properties of the same name and type. This also can be a case when you are loading a model class from some other source and you need to transform it to your type with some additional properties, but also a bunch of properties with values from the source object instance. ...read more

Faking browser client in HttpWebRequest

Introduce your request to server as a browser request
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Using HttpWebRequest to fetch some data in your code from web is the easiest way to do it. However some web locations have restrictions to all only requests which come from browsers. Performing a normal HttpWebRequest will return 403 status code (HTTP 403 - Wikipedia) which means forbidden access...read more

Restrict Access to an MVC Action or Controller based on IP address

IP Address Filtering in MVC Controller
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When you are developing a back-end web application, you might want to restrict access only to people who are working in the company which is maintaining the content or any other operations in the back-end and allowing public access only for the public, usually read-only content. This means you still have to leave some parts of your application public and for some you need to restrict access for the people outside of a network (certain IP range). ...read more

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