Windows Service hosting ASP.NET Core Web API

Visual Studio 2017 project to demo how to host a Web API or WebSockets server locally as a Windows Service. Possible uses: – Replace ActiveX dependencies blocking the migration to modern browsers. – Use as REST wrapper for legacy 32- or 64-bit DLLs. – Access local system information such as registry keys or software versions…

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Angular 6 with webpack and ASP.NET Core

I have posted a working sample of a Visual Studio 2017 ASP.NET Core project to demonstrate how to use Angular 6 with webpack in a way that in can be debugged in VS using breakpoints, etc. Source code: angular2-webpack-dotnet-core Updated to Angular v6 on 2018-05-20.

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Angular 5 with systemjs and ASP.NET Core

I have posted a working sample of a Visual Studio 2017 ASP.NET Core project to demonstrate how to use Angular 4 (final release) with systemjs in a way that in can be debugged in VS using breakpoints, etc. Source code: angular2-systemjs-dotnet-core Updated to Angular v5 on 2017-11-27.

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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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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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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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How to optimize WordPress popup-on-hover menus for touch devices

Many web sites have menus that are displayed on hover. On touch-enabled devices, there is no mouse and thus no hover effect. On those menu elements, set the tag property aria-haspopup=”true”. When an Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8, Surface, Windows Phone 8, etc.) user on a touch-enabled device first taps on the element, it will behave…

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JS: Improve performance when starting IE using Visual Studio

When developing web sites in VS, I always start IE by pressing F5 or by right-clicking on the HTML page and clicking on “View in Browser”. Recently, I was experimenting with HTML5 code to copy the frames of an MP4 video, reverse the frame data and render it back on a canvas. The code uses…

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