Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017, co-author Benjamin Perkins

Beginning C# 7 Programming Benjamin Perkins
Beginning C# 7 Programming Benjamin Perkins

Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017, co-author Benjamin Perkins The Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017 book is now available, check it out here.  I had again an opportunity to contribute some chapters to this book.  What an awesome experience!  There are lots of examples, experiences, discussions and reviews of the…

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Memory consumption issue with WinDbg, address summary

WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins
WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins

I must confess being pretty good at analyzing memory dumps from a performance or an exception perspective.  I have written a few articles and labs about those types of problems: Lab 19: Debugging a high CPU hang W3WP process using WinDbg Lab 20: Debugging a low CPU hang W3WP process using WinDbg Create a memory…

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How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

These are some good instructions as well “Create your first function using Visual Studio”.  But I like to try it out myself.  Check out these other articles as well. How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Function articles here…

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Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

I created an Azure Function and added some some code to connect to a database and now I want to deploy it to the Azure platform. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Check out all my Azure Functions articles here Right-click on…

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An error occurred

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

While I was writing these articles about creating, developing local and deploying an Azure Function App, I received this error, Figure 1. How to create an Azure Function in Visual Studio How to connect to a database from an Azure Function Deploy an Azure Function created from Visual Studio Check out all my Azure Functions…

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Server Error 0x800004005 Request timed out.

C# Benjamin Perkins
C# Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this post and this lab about the impact of having debug=true in your web.config file.  The fact is, when you are running in a production environment, you do not want to have debug=true.  However, I was writing a series of NETSH tracing posts: Capturing a NETSH network trace Analyze NETSH traces with Wireshark…

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Configuration error, targetFramework 4.7

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I was deploying some code to one of my IIS servers and got this YSOD as seen in Figure 1.  I had coded in Visual Studio 2017 with the .NET Framework 4.7 targeted from my ASP.NET Web Forms application I wrote. Figure 1, Server Error, targetFramework=”4.7” I like to look at the version of the…

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Targeting a specific version of the .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I find numerous opinions and understandings about side-by-side and in-place installations of the .NET Framework.  Here is my favorite explanation of this “.NET Versioning and Multi-Targeting – .NET 4.5 is an in-place upgrade to .NET 4.0”.  I also link to that same article in one of my IIS labs here, “Lab 5: Basic and Advanced…

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What is the current .NET version on an Azure App Service

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

I have an App Service here (currentdotnetversion) that shows the output of the current (when I wrote this article) .NET version using C# code.  Here is a partial code snippet: I took the code from here and I got the Microsoft.Win32 assembly via a NuGet package, see Figure 1. Figure 1, where to get the…

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How to check the version of .NET Core on an Azure App Service

.NET Core Benjamin Perkins
.NET Core Benjamin Perkins

If you would like to check the version of .NET core installed on the Azure App Service platform you can execute the following command from KUDU/SCM, which i discuss further here.  Also show in Figure 1. Figure 1, how to check .NET Core version, which .NET Core version is running on Azure App Service You…

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How to disable preloadEnabled on an Azure App Service

ASP.NET Benjamin Perkins
ASP.NET Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article here that describes the requirements for creating an XDT file which will allow the configuration of attributes that must happen in the applicationHost.config file.  As you know, you cannot simply / directly make a change to that file (applicationHost.config) on the Azure App Service, you have to extend it via this…

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How to capture an ASP.NET Core memory dump on Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I have written numerous articles about ASP.NET and creating memory dumps, but noticed I had not written one specifically about capturing an ASP.NET Core memory dump on an Azure App Service.  Here are some of my ‘related’ articles of this matter. Create a memory dump for your slow performing Web App How to take a…

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How to configure log4net on Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

Although I fully recommend using Application Insights (see here) for monitoring your Azure features, I get asked sometimes how to configure log4net onto an Azure App Service.  So, this is how I did it. Install the log4net.dll binary using NuGet Configure the log4net name, type properties in the web.config Configure the log4net properties Modify the…

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Capture a StackOverflowException and make a dump 0xc00000fd

WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins
WinDbg Debugging Benjamin Perkins

I read in this article that “Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, you can’t catch a StackOverflowException object with a try/catch block, and the corresponding process is terminated by default. Consequently, you should write your code to detect and prevent a stack overflow.”  That is the reason why the following code was crashing my process…

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ASP.NET Core with Entity Framework Core SqlException: cannot openserver

ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core

I am doing some ASP.NET Core self study and experienced this issue.  The thing is that my client IP changes from time to time and need to add it to the the firewall so that database connections are allowed to it.  This happens mostly when I am debugging or coding from my workstation while the…

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