Angular 2 with webpack and ASP.NET Core

I have posted a working sample of a Visual Studio 2015 ASP.NET Core project to demonstrate how to use Angular 2 (final release) with webpack in a way that in can be debugged in VS using breakpoints, etc. Source code: angular2-webpack-dotnet-core

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Angular 2 with systemjs and ASP.NET Core

I have posted a working sample of a Visual Studio 2015 ASP.NET Core project to demonstrate how to use Angular 2 (final release) with systemjs in a way that in can be debugged in VS using breakpoints, etc. Source code: angular2-systemjs-dotnet-core

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Angular 2 with @types declaration files

– To install TypeScript declarations files, at the beginning you had to install DefinitelyTyped packages using NuGet – Then the node tool TSD followed and after that came Typings – The next step in the evolution of type acquisition is @types – @types only requires npm to be managed – In enterprise environments, this means…

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Azure Media Services Overview

CAPABILITIES – Host – Encode – Protect – Stream – Play SETUP 1. Create new APP SERVICES -> MEDIA SERVICE -> QUICK CREATE 2. Enter name (will be part of URL and must be unique) 3. Select region closest to audience 4. Select existing or create new storage account UPLOAD 1. Once created, select media…

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Async printing helper for Universal Apps

Printing data can be a complex task. The printing API for Universal Apps is event-based and does not support async/await. This helper wraps the printing API so that it can be used to print collections of data (e.g. list of customers) in a simple way. It is slightly similar to the Silverlight API (PrintDocument).  …

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Sharing data between users of a Universal App

Users of a Universal App can share data between them on the same physical machine. With a proper synchronization mechanism, this method could also be used to communicate with a regular desktop app. This feature is disabled by default and ApplicationData.Current.SharedLocalFolder will always return “null”.   How to use: Enable the policy e.g. by creating…

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IE Enterprise Mode in a Nutshell

Note: This document is based on the March 2015 and April 2015 versions of Enterprise Mode. Overview Compatibility mode introduced in IE11 in 2014. Has priority over Compatibility View List and X-UA-Compatible meta tag. Controlled through GPO and/or registry. Priority Can be configured through the following keys – priority from top to bottom: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\EnterpriseMode HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\EnterpriseMode…

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Screen keyboard-friendly WPA2 Key Generator

WPA2 is currently the most secure type of Wifi/WLAN encryption. To connect a device to an access point (AP), you use a WPA2 key or passphrase. The key can be up to 64 chars hexadecimal or 63 chars alphanumeric + special chars. There are many online key generators. The problem is that they don’t take…

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Secret Keys for WordPress on Azure

When creating a new WordPress (WP) site for Azure from the gallery, you are requested to enter deployment keys such as: AUTH_KEY, SECURE_AUTH_KEY, etc.     You can use the following WP API to generate random keys for you: https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt However, the above API includes the $ character, which Azure in turn does not allow.   Use the…

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How to Disable Autocorrect in IE11

Regardless of autocorrect settings in Windows 8.1, some words like “Company”, “Desktop”, etc. get capitalized automatically. This is more of an issue for users that use more than one language to communicate, such as German OS and writing in English. Note: This issue has been fixed during the Dezember 2013 patchday. To manually fix this:…

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