Implementing custom cultures, CultureInfo, localize Azure App Service

You cannot, at this moment, create a custom culture on an Azure App Service.  Cultures are part of the standard operating system and require changes to the registry to modify or add them.  An Azure App Service runs in a sandbox which does not allow code or script to modify the registry.  I do not…


Announcing ASP.NET Providers Connected Service Visual Studio Extension

Provider pattern was introduced in ASP.NET 2.0 and it gives the developers the flexibility of where to store the state of ASP.NET features (e.g. Session State, Membership, Output Cache etc.). In ASP.NET 4.6.2, we added async support for Session State Provider and Output Cache Provider.  These providers provide much better scalability, and enables the web…


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


Cosmos DB Solves Common Data Challenges in App Development

When considering how to implement your application with a relational database, it can change how you build it dramatically. Some of these challenges include adding an abstract implementation of the schema in the code, mapping data to objects, building queries, and preventing SQL injection attacks. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to…


CORS a WebAPI

V rámci solution máme dva webové projekty – Web (javascriptová single-page aplikace) a WebAPI(backend s API). v ASP.NET Core 2.0. Řešili jsme problém, že nám nefungoval spolehlivě CORS – javascriptové requesty z Webu nedostávaly správné odpovědi od WebAPI. Chovalo se to velmi podivně i přesto, že lokálně vše fungovalo, a to i když aplikace běžely na různých portech.


Azure Developer – Now Service Fabric is going open source

Yes, that’s right – Now Service Fabric is going open Source and it was announced by Service Fabric team. Please refer our earlier blogpost regarding the same.  Service Fabric is going open source under the MIT license and over the coming months we will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub. Also…


Order of Precedence when Configuring ASP.NET Core

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson introduces the new configuration API for ASP.NET Core and its order of precedence. In previous version of ASP.NET, configuration was primarily handled by the ConfigurationManager class. This class typically obtained the user configurable settings from the AppSettings section located in the XML file web.config. While these limited…


Friday Five: Diversity, Roles & Responsibilities In Tech, And More

Without Capes: The Superheroes I Look Up To Becky Benishek is a second-year Microsoft Office Servers & Services MVP in the United States. At the Crisis Prevention Institute, she drives engagement on two Yammer External Networks that provide professional learning opportunities to customers. She’s also a children’s book author, builds Lego structures, and has a…