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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.Net Framework 4.6.2 not in Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft .NET

Cannot find the .NET Framework 4.6.2 in Visual Studio 2017?  Without is you cannot get all the cool new C# features? When you create a new project for example, you may only see .NET Framework versions up to 4.6.1 as seen in Figure 1. Figure 1, where is 4.6.2 in Visual Studio 2017 This is…

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How to deploy a .NET Core console application to Azure, WebJob

.NET Core
.NET Core

Check out some of my other articles I wrote in regards to ASP.NET Core and .Net Core How to call an async method from a console app main method How to deploy a .NET Core console application to Azure, WebJob .NET Core application, where is my EXE, how to publish Create a VNET and access…

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.NET Core application, where is my EXE, how to publish

.NET Core
.NET Core

Short answer, there isn’t one.  When you compile your .NET Core console application for example, you get a DLL.  Then you execute it using the DOTNET command from the .NET Core SDK found here. Check out some of my other articles I wrote in regards to ASP.NET Core and .Net Core How to call an…

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Troubleshooting an Azure App Service WebJob

KUDU Azure App Service
KUDU Azure App Service

Whenever you write a WebJob, for example in C#, you should always place your code within try{} catch{} code blocks.  If you do not manage your exceptions and your code throws an exception, it will likely terminate to process. I wanted to find out what happened when my WebJob threw an exception and I did…

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How I improved my chatbot

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

I think a common attribute of a hardcore coder is procrastination.  Up to now I have brainstormed my LadyBug but have not done much coding to support the backend.  Nonetheless, this is probably my last blog on the design of my #chatbot and will start coding it pretty soon.  If you haven’t seen my other…

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Adding LUIS Entities to my chatbot

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

I have written a number of articles about my #chatbot #chatbots using LUIS and the Azure Bot Service, see the following: Create a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service Most common chatbot questions and how to answer them Publishing a chatbot using Bot Services and LUIS How I tested / debugged my chatbot…

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Visual Studio Tool for Azure Functions

Azure Functions
Azure Functions

I wrote a short post about the debugging Azure Functions in Visual Studio feature here.  There was a new video posted about it below.  #AzureFunctions Cool stuff.  Here are some other interesting links: Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions Video Azure Functions Challenge Visual Studio Tools for Azure Azure…

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Sending email from an Azure App Service using an O365 SMTP server

Office 365
Office 365

One of the surprises I had when I moved many of my sites from a domain hoster to an Azure Web App was that the platform only provided web services and that I had lost my SMTP services.  That meant I was not able to send or receive emails from my private domains.  I rushed…

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Enable System.Net tracing on Azure App Service

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft .NET

It is becoming a common scenario that customers of Azure App Services Web Apps are making requests to services hosted on other Azure IaaS or PaaS platforms, services not hosted on the Azure platform (on premises) and which use the System.Net class.  For example, making a request from your code that uses either of the…

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Using Postman to call Azure REST APIs

Azure REST API
Azure REST API

I had a need to call an Azure REST API and thought I would document that here.  Here are the steps required: Get the Postman app Get your Bearer Token for authentication Configure Postman for calling the Azure Rest API Get the Postman app In this instance I used Chrome and installed the app.  Once…

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Create and deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to Azure Windows

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

There are a number of things I want to accomplish with this and a few future articles: How to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to an Azure App Services Web App How to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to an Azure VM Check out some of my other articles I wrote in regards…

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Top 10 must have Phrase List Features for your chatbot or any bot LUIS

computer.ai
computer.ai

If you haven’t already read my other posts on creating my #chatbot, then check them out: Create a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service Most common chatbot questions and how to answer them Publishing a chatbot using Bot Services and LUIS How I tested / debugged my chatbot that I created using the…

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How my chatbot remained statefull using Azure Bot Services

ladybug.ai
ladybug.ai

One of the challenges I had, well maybe not a challenge, but it took some hours to think it through, with making my #chatbots #chatbot personality was coding in the ability to recall the last question, last #LUIS Intent or #LUIS Entity so that I could reference it for making better decisions on how to…

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