ASP.NET 5 & VS2015 Property Window ERROR

This particular bug has frustrated me for quite some time with ASP.NET 5 projects in Visual Studio 2015: "An error occurred trying to load the project properties window. Close the window and try again. COM object that has been separated...

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SignalR & Forms Auth Expiration

I ran into a problem today with SignalR. That feels weird to say since SignalR always seems to be one library that just works and does exactly what you want. This particular issue specifically revolved around a site that had...

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ASP.NET Bright Future (4.5.2 & vNext)

 .NET 4.5.2 If you have not taken a look yet, be sure to check out the .NET Framework 4.5.2 release. It has a couple of new things to note: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/05/05/announcing-the-net-framework-4-5-2-release.aspx I was initially excited about the QueueBackgroundWorkItem method on the...

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Bundling Resource Files to JavaScript

The following is a promotional demo of the course I released on Pluralsight at the end of 2013. The course covers everything from introductions into getting started with ASP.NET Bundling all the way to architectural considerations as well as it...

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Bundling with SourceURL for Dynamically Loaded Scripts

The Problem In today’s world of large amounts of client side scripts, you may find yourself dynamically loading some of the scripts based on modularity or some other business related requirement. For example, if you give the user the option...

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New Pluralsight Course: ASP.NET Bundling & Minification

In the 3rd quarter of 2013 I began a slightly different path in my development career and began working on a hardcore developer training course on ASP.NET Bundling and Minification, under the banner of the Pluralsight training website. I'm happy...

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Web API Signatures with Multiple Complex Parameters

I’ll qualify this post up front by say it is probably going to be more of a “rant” than most. That being said, I am very big fan of ASP.NET Web API, and am looking forward to see the enhancements...

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Elmah with Programmatic Configuration

If you are not familiar with the Elmah library, that’s okay, it’s a really basic concept. Simply put, it’s a lightweight easy to use library that integrates with ASP.NET that will capture all uncaught errors and store them for you...

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.NET Harmony with EF Code First, ASP.NET Web API, & OData

This week I will be presenting at a local .NET User Group meeting in Barrie, ON (www.northoftoronto.net) some of the efficiency's to be gained out of the latest from Entity Framework Code First, ASP.NET Web API, and OData (and don't...

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.NET Bundling & Minification – 10 Key Notes

Bundling and Minification support within ASP.NET (Web Forms & MVC) finally arrived in .NET 4.0, and has had a good course of use over the past year. If you are anything like me and upgrading your projects from .NET 3.5...

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