Tagged articles - C#

Found 167 articles tagged with C#

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
Dictionary lists in Umbraco
Out of the box solution for Dictionary lists in Umbraco
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Umbraco implementation of localized values is based on Dictionary which is in settings section of Umbraco back-end. This works pretty fine in case you need to display only string values but does not work localized lists. For example you might want to have country list for your contact form on your website...read more
Using GoogleMaps Directions API to get accurate distance
Example of using GoogleMaps Directions API for calculating the distance
 
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In situations where distance between two geo coordinates needs to be found most of the people are using mathematical function to do this. However there is a major disadvantage in using this method...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
Best practice tips for large scale Umbraco websites
Experience based tips for building large and complex websites in Umbraco
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Umbraco is a great CMS, it simple, easily extendible and most important it is free. However, it is not build for large scale websites, since presentation and back-end are on the same machine and all published content is stored in AppData/umbraco.config file. This is good because it can be easily cached and database read is reduced...read more
Automatic property population when node created
Pre-populate properties right after node is created
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For pretty much every website I built in Umbraco, there is some sort of title property for page document type. Either it is a title for navigation in breadcrumbs or menu or main h1 page title. Usually some of these properties need to be mandatory and in most cases they are the same as the name of the node in content, but still, you have to keep ability to override the value with these properties. ...read more
Synchronous vs asynchronous MVC controllers
Advantage of using asynchronous over synchronous controller in MVC
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Maybe you did not know but asp.net applications have limited number of threads available to process requests. This value is set in your machine.config in configuration/system.web/processModel node. This file is located at ...read more
Database Change Notifications in ASP.NET using WebSocket
Display database change on website in real-time
 
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Database table changes are usually not displayed right away in an application, escecially if it is a web application. With HTML5 and Web API that is about to change...read more
Using WebSocket in MVC4
Real time data update with MVC4 and HTML5 features
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Ajax is really cool. You can pull your data without refreshing the whole page, but increasing user experience and downsizing bandwidth for website. If you have some live data which is changing really often, the best way to display it on website is to use pulling mechanism...read more
Returning an image in Web API method with fallback result image
How to return an image in Web API method
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Imagine the following scenario. You are building a social network like website and you need to create your own API to enable other developers to integrate with your web location really easy. One of the things that most popular social networks now provide in the API is providing profile image...read more
Getting System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat from a string
Get ImageFormat based on file extension using Reflection
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Images are part of pretty much any application especially web. Not so rarely they need to be protected or exposed from a different sources which cannot be accessed directly with just typing URL to it's actual location. It all comes down to writing image bytes to an output stream...read more
Different data type in Web API response of the same method
Both XML and JSON in return result of Web API REST service method
 
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Web API restful services are very flexible and they return different data format (JSON or XML) depending on accept type header value from your browser (or other client). However this is not always so precise so sometime you have to force return type. More on how to force return type on API method side itself you can find in this article...read more
Aggregating RSS feeds from Umbraco content
Serving Umbraco website content in RSS format
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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Umbraco stores it's published content in XML format, so exposing website data is really easy...read more
Generating HTML string in C#
The proper way to generate html string in C#
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From time to time you get to the point where you have to generate some HTML in C# code. Of course, the easier way is to concatenate string and return that as a result of a method. This is not the most elegant solution and it is only fine for some short string. ...read more
Serving embedded resources through WebAPI in Umbraco
Make package deployment easy with single file deployment
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Recently I've deploying GoogleMap Editor package to Umbraco community. During development I realized that package will have to include script, some html templates, images... I had no problem with that but when it came to actual package build I realized that I will have to deal with bunch of files and even during development, so se some changes which were not dll related I had to restart app by touching web.config. ...read more

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