Mapping a custom naked domain to your Azure App Service

A naked URL means that there is no www or any other sub-domain prefix before the domain name and domain extension.  I wrote an updated version on how to configure a common www based custom domain here. There are numerous articles about this which are posted here, but I though an update was in order. …


Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 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…


Bind a custom domain to your Azure App Service, 2 steps

There are numerous articles about this which are posted here, but I though an update was in order.  To configure a custom domain for your Azure App Service, the following steps are required:  (Note: you can also purchase a custom domain right from within the portal itself, as described here.  If you do that, many…


Capture a StackOverflowException and make a dump 0xc00000fd

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…


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

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…


404 when I deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API

When I deployed an ASP.NET Core Web API to my Azure App Service API App I received a 404 Not Found when the page was opened, as seen in Figure 1. Figure 1, 404 ASP.NET Core The reason for this is that the deployment or default ASP.NET Core Web API template does not include a…


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

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

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…


Changing the maxLogFileSizeKB on an Azure App Service

I wrote this article “Making changes to the applicationHost.config on Azure App Service” here which explains the details about creating an XDT file that supports the configuration of some properties found in the applicationHost.config file.  Keep in mind that not all of the attributes in the applicationHost.config file can be altered, you might be able…


Remote debug your Azure App Service 2017 including 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…