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Manage IIS website 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
Posting JSON to WebApi without reference to a model in C#
Post JSON data to WebApi without having new model class on the client
 
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Web API and in general REST services are becoming more and more often used layer of the applications. It relies on the HTTP, it is lighter than the SOAP and more natural to JavaScript, therefore easy to use both from the client and serer side...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
Why is JsonRequestBehavior needed?
Understanding JSON data restriction over HTTP GET requests
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You probably run to this exception when you tried to fetch JSON data over HTTP GET request. Now, first this is easy to bypass by simply adding JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet option to method which is retutning JSON data for GET request in a controller file. ...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
MSMQ recovery with .NET
Using MSMQ with message recovery in .NET
 
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MSMQ is a bit old stuff and there are bunch of other products out here which perform better in most of the scenarios, but MSMQ is still used in a lot of solutions and Microsoft still did not announce support ending for MSMQ so it will be for sure some more time around.One of the stuff that is missing as out of the box feature in MSMQ is recovery. In scenarios you get the message from the queue and try to process, and process fails, in some of the cases you might want to try to process the message again...read more
Serialize DataTable to JSON with just few lines of code
Generate JSON string from DataTable in C#
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Although JSON is widely used as a format for sharing the data, there are still existing solutions or modules that still rely on ADO and DataTables. Even today it very common to see some piece of code which deals with DataTable or DataReader for the performance reasons. In the end if any of the ADO objects needs to be exposed as a JSON string you have to write your own serialization code. ...read more
Simplified FileAttributes usage with extension methods
Useful extension methods for common used file and folder attributes
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In case you are working on a small project where you just store some files and access them, you do not really need a database to achieve accessibility and additional info to files or folders. File-system itself is providing some stuff which can be useful for this...read more
SqlBulkCopy with model classes in C#
Use SqlBulkCopy with model (POCO) classes in C#
 
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So far (based on my experience) the fastest way to insert big number of records from application to database is to use SqlBulkCopy. The downsize of this is that SqlBulkCopy uses DataTable instace as an input parameter which is not so convenient when dealing with models which are strongly typed and a lot more easy to use than iterating through the DataTable. Since SqlBulkCopy accepts DataTable for insert you can not use models directly to insert your data...read more
Short URL implementation with WebAPI
Simple URL shortening web service implementd with WebAPI
 
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Today there are multiple URL shortening solution available online for free. However, there is always need to have some existing funtionalities in the house for various reasons. This functionality can be easily achieved with different approaches...read more
Debugging Windows Service application with console in C#
An easier way to debug and develop Windows Services
 
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Developing Windows Service might a a real headache since you do not have any visual part to see the output. Even if you want to rely on Visual Studio debugger you need to install the service, stop it (if already running), deploy, start the service from Windows MMC and finally hook up Visual Studio to the running service process. Whooh, a lot of things to be done just to start debugging and you have to do it every time you want to start your debugging session (of course not including install every time obviously). ...read more
IP address filtering from C# code in ASP.NET MVC and Web Api
Restrict or allow specific IP addresses to access your WebApi or MVC
 
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Last year I wrote an article about IP address filtering on MVC and WebApi Restrict Access to an MVC Action or Controller based on IP address. Over time the requirements for IP filtering in several web based application increased, so I had t work on this class to make it more extendible and reusable in different scenarios. The new scenarios I wanted to cover are: ...read more

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