Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

Azure App Service run within a sandbox that protects your App Service from doing and being harmed, the sandbox is described here.  One action that you cannot do is access the console and install any 3rd party libraries which run via a script, ex: EXE or MSI.  Therefore, I got asked how to get the…

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ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core error, Login Failed

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

I was working with the EF NuGet package Microsoft.EntityFramework.Tools.DotNet and executed the command-line interface (CLI), also shown in Figure 1. dotnet ef database drop Running this method resulted in the same behavior: context.Database.EnsureDeleted(); Figure 1, Entity Framework Core, CLI I am not sure what exactly I was thinking, but it I did not really expect…

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ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core - ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

This is another one, Figure 1, that just kind of happened because I dropped my database.  Once I re-created the database and my ASP.NET Core application could access it, all was back to normal. Figure 1, ASPNETCORE_ENVIRONMENT environment variable to Development, and restarting the application. Error. An error occurred while processing your request. Development Mode…

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Remote debug your Azure App Service 2017 including ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

We are moving at cloud speed here, I wrote this one here less that a year ago “Remote debug your Azure App Service Web App” that discusses how to use Cloud Explorer to remotely attach a debugger to an Azure App Service in Visual Studio 2015, now let’s see how you can do the same…

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Configure Visual Studio Team Services in Visual Studio, deploy to Azure App Service

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I am on a path to learning and working with a Continuous Deployment / Delivery (CD), I just need a project or to build some examples that are worthy of such a great concept.  What I see happening in that area is pretty awesome, for example, with CD you can check in your code, build,…

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How to configure GitHub or VSTS for use with an Azure Function

GitHub - benjaminperkins
GitHub - benjaminperkins

I have written a few post about setting up source code repositories for App Services and now, while I am getting up to speed with Azure Functions I wanted to do the same.  Here are some other GitHub related articles I have written: #AzureFunctions #Azure #GitHub Setting up and using GitHub in Visual Studio 2017…

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Machine Keys on an Azure App Service, machineKey multiple instances Azure

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

When you run an ASP.NET application on multiple instances of an App Service Plan (ASP) you do not need to worry about machineKeys as the App Service Platform will use the same one across all your instances and therefore will not need to make any changes to your application. I found this sample code and…

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Azure Functions updates

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

Azure Functions CLI has been renamed to azure-functions-core-tools, see here. Also, appsettings.json has been renamed to local.settings.json, the appsettings.json file will show as deprecated, but will still work. See other changes here.

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How to add assembly references to an Azure Function App

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

I wanted to do this and I found these articles helpful: #AzureFunction #Azure #Csharp Azure Functions C# developer reference –> see Referencing External Assemblies How to make a simple DLL as an assembly reference just for fun Could not load file or assembly … The system cannot find the file specified SOLVED It did take…

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Could not load file or assembly 'benjamin, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.","errorDetails" SOLVED

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

I was writting this article about #AzureFunctions here called “How to add assembly references to an Azure Function App” and another here called “How to make a simple DLL as an assembly reference just for fun” and I got this exceptions when I called the Azure Function: D:\>curl.exe -G http://localhost:7071/api/GrettingsAssemblyReference?code=b442be73f7124dd8ae57747e7ffc496d -d name=Benjamin {“id”:”3abc8583-47c0-43e3-90f0-d2f7fe577d43″,”requestId”:”b74ef638-0f71-4303-adca-2c7741e1dcb7″,”statusCode”:500,”errorCode”:0,”messsage”:”Exception while executing function:…

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Azure Functions Access-Control-Allow-Credentials with CORS

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

There is a known issue documented on GitHub here with a title of Cross origin http request CORS fails with response header missing ‘Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true’.  Although the issue described and a solution provided, I thought I would write up what I did as I use C# and didn’t see any examples of that, so here…

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How to disable TLS 1.0 on an Azure App Service Web App

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

Short answer is that you can’t. (see alternative solution below) The reason is that when you deploy an Azure App Service it goes into a multi-tenant scale unit.  A scale unit looks something like Figure 1, which I stole from here.  Also, have a look at this forums discussion here. Figure 1, Azure App Service…

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Testing/Consuming an Azure Function

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

I created an Azure Function using these instructions and the Visual Studio Tools For Azure Functions which I discussed here and here. #Azure #AzureFunction #AzureAppService I also found some good instructions on how to test Azure Functions here. As shown in Figure 1, I created a C# Http Trigger Azure Function named ‘SayHello’ with an…

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Setting up and using GitHub in Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I wrote this article here about setting up GitHub in Visual Studio 2015 and felt it necessary to document the same in Visual Studio 2017.  Here is how I setup GitHub source code management in Visual Studio 2017 Community. Install the GitHub extension for Visual Studio Create your GitHub repo and then login Create a…

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How to enable C# 7 in Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft .NET

I was working with Visual Studio 2017 and found that 4.6.2 is not installed as default yet, so I wrote this article here about that.  In that article I also point out that you need to install the System.ValueType NuGet package to the Tuples capabilities to work. This time I wanted to get the Pattern…

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