Mike’s IIS7 modules – what’s coming next

During IIS7 development, I’ve written quite a few modules for IIS7 / ASP.NET.  Some of these were for various demos, others were to help out various internal and external customers, and others just because they were fun to write.  Now, I am thinking about upgrading some of these with the feature requests and bugfixes you…

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Developing IIS7 web server features with the .NET framework

This article, the first in the IIS7 .NET Developer series, focuses on getting started with developing IIS7 web server features based on the .NET Framework.  Learn about the options you have for your development environment, how to set up your Visual Studio project, when to build a module vs. a handler, and more.  By the…


Redirect clients in your application with HttpRedirection module

In a web application, it’s often necessary to redirect clients requesting one url to another url.  A while ago, I wrote a module to do basic http redirection for an ASP.NET application.  The HttpRedirection module allows you to configure regular expression-based rules that redirect clients from url A to url B, with a number of…

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Get nice looking directory listings for your IIS website with DirectoryListingModule

Do you hate bland directory listing pages that most web servers have these days? Many of us do on the IIS team, and so over the past several years we’ve built a few directory listing modules to spice up IIS directory listings. I figured I should put an end to this by writing one that…


Display pretty file icons in your ASP.NET applications with IconHandler

Do you like file icons?  I do.  They make it pretty easy to visually digest file lists in Windows,  when you open a file system folder with explorer.Displaying icons in your web application can also be pretty compelling (for example, to spruce up that boring directory listing page, or visually represent documents in your web…


Fix problems with Visual Studio F5 debugging of ASP.NET applications on IIS7 Vista

A number of people have been reporting problems when trying to debug their ASP.NET applications on Windows Vista with Visual Studio 2005 F5 debugging support.  There are a handful of posts about trying to get this to work in various ways … most of which are missing key information needed to *really* get it to…


IIS7 modules vs. IIS6 ISAPI: Managing request state in your module

For post #4 in the IIS7 Modules vs. IIS6 ISAPI series, let’s take a look at another common pattern in IIS module development – storing request-specific state inside your module.Read more at http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2006/12/25/Managing-request-state-in-your-IIS7-module.aspx.


Stopping hot-linking leeches with IIS and ASP.NET

Many web sites suffer from others directly linking to their image, video and other content.  This practice is called often called leeching, hot-linking, or inline-linking and causes wasted bandwidth and increased server load to the victim web site.   Last weekend, I wrote a little ASP.NET module that prevents hot linking.  It can be used…

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IIS7 modules vs. IIS6 ISAPI: Memory Management

For post #3 in the IIS7 Modules vs. IIS6 ISAPI series, let’s look at one of the biggest trouble areas that bite C developers – managing memory.Read more on http://mvolo.com/2006/11/01/iis7-modules-vs-iis6-isapi-memory-management.aspx.


Extending your IIS 7 server with .NET

I feel like I got off on the wrong foot in my blog coverage of IIS extensibility … I started spending a lot of time talking about building IIS7 server modules with the native API, but did not mention anything about the new .NET extensibility. First things first – IIS7, for the first time in the…