Tagged articles - Configuration

Found 21 articles tagged with Configuration

Extending Serilog with additional values to log
Adding additional information to log in .NET Core application with Serilog
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If you are building .NET Core application your choice for logger library is most likely Serilog. It is really powerful and easy to use library which allows you easy logging in all levels in your application. One of the best features it has is easy extending of the data you want to have in your logs... read more
Generic string to primitive type converter in C#
Converting string data to any primitive type in .NET and .NET Core
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Often case when you need to convert String to a different type which is most of the time a primitive type in C# is when you are reading values from configuration. In both .NET and .NET Core, reading from configuration return plain String value... read more
Switch from HTTP to HTTPS in existing ASP.NET web application
Switch complete traffic from unsecured to secured with web.config update
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Starting from few years ago, Google enforces secured over unsecured website traffic. However it is an ongoing process since both publishers and advertisers need to implement HTTPS in order to avoid mixed contnet exception in a browser and preventing ads to load on a website. ... read more
Simplest way to store lists and dictionaries in config files
Fast and simple way of storing and using lists and dictionaries in config files
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Configuration files are a useful place too keep any related configuration settings. It provides easy to use configuration fetching which you can invoke from any part of the application. However it does not support many stuff out of the box, but on the other hand it is pretty flexible and expendable. One of the things that are not there built in is support for lists. ... read more
Reasons for ASP.NET application restarts on IIS server
Common reasons for causing ASP.NET web applications to restart
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If you were experiencing you ASP.NET Web Application to restart, there are few possible reasons for that, but before we jump to resons why ASP.NET web application hosted on IIS gets restarted let's first look at the relation between IIS and ASP.NET ... 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
Changing service reference configuration in the runtine
Updating service reference without restarting your applcation
 
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Using web services in C# and in general in .NET based applications is really easy. All you need is a service URL and Visual Studio will generate both proxy classes for service communication and configuration for web service endpoints and bindings... read more
Hide IIS server info in a resposne
Hide server info in ASP.NET with simple web.config setting
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Last year I wrote an article about ASP.NET web application security check list. Apparently there are always more things to add to improve your web application security... read more
Auto realod application config in .NET
Reflect config file changes in application in a runtime
 
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In .NET working with configuration is really easy and there are bunch of .NET classes that rely on config values so you do not have to specify values in their constructors. For me it a common practice to instantiate database connections of WCF client by only creating an instance with parameterless constructor while keeping values in config file. In case you have to use these kind of classes in a long running process, like windows service on which other processes are depending on... read more
Reading config value to a proper data type
Automatic conversion of values from app.config
 
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Reading from application config is pretty easy in .NET. You literally need one line to fetch the value. A minor but annoying problem is that configuration is always returning string value... read more
Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET MVC caching techniques
Ways to cache data and response to improve page performance
 
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Of course, the best way to make you web application work fluent is to write the code properly and design the architecture of application to meet requirements and certain load depending of the type of application. But even though architecture is good, you can always improve performance by reducing processing in application code itself. Caching is the best way to boost web application performance and reduce load of both application (IIS) and data servers (SQL Server) ... read more
Block referrer spam request on ASP.NET application
Block unwanted spam traffic from your wesbite
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Recently I was checking my Google Analytics for this website I spotted some referrer urls that were completely unknown to me. When I tried to visit the url of the referrers I got a lot of commercial and pop-ups after few redirects. It looked really suspicious, so I tried to find a little bit more about these. ... read more
Enabling CORS only for specific domains in ASP.NET
Enable cross origin resquests only for certain domains in ASP.NET
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Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) means that page from other domain can make request to some resource which is on other domain. For example, if you try to invoke some WEB API method which is running on different domain you will get exception in the script. By default CORS are disabled in ASP.NET bot you can easily enable them just by modifying web.config for IIS7 and newer versions pf IIS. ... read more
Custom configuration section with intelisense
Setup intelisense for custom configuration sections in app.config
 
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Config files are really useful and allow you to store some setting values without having to hard-code them. It provides out of the box configuration utility which is very flexible, but because of its flexibility, it has some drawbacks as well. For you application you can easily create your own, nonstandard elements and easily bind them to your strongly typed model in order to read values... read more
ASP.NET web application security check list
Things to do before your web application goes live
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There are several things to be taken care of during development and before deployment to keep you online web app tip top regarding performance and security. 1. Logging informations ... read more

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