User accounts made easy with Azure

One of the most common requirements for web applications is for users create accounts for the purpose of access control and personalization. While ASP.NET templates have always made it easy to create an application that uses a database you control to register and track user accounts, that introduces other complications over the long term. As… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET Core 2.0.0-Preview1 and Updates for .NET Web Developers

The ASP.NET team is pleased to share the first preview version of the ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework.  In this post, we’ll look at the new features and changes to the web framework that were announced at the Build 2017 keynote and sessions.  We will also look at some other updates that were published for ASP.NET… Read more

The MVP Show Learns about ASP.NET, Identity Server, and Heidelberg

In the second episode of the MVP Show, intrepid host Seth Juarez traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to meet with Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Dominick Baier.  Dominick is one of the developers responsible for the Identity Server open source project. Seth and Dominick shared several videos about all things API, Germany, and Security.  Check… Read more

Announcing SignalR 2.2.2 (Preview 1)

Today we are happy to announce the release of SignalR 2.2.2-preview1. SignalR 2.2.2 is a servicing release, including some highly requested updates and bug fixes. Here are the highlights of the release: Support for Service Bus 3 (https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR/issues/3548) NetStandard version of the client (https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR/issues/3851) A bunch of work making Redis Scaleout more reliable Here is… Read more

Hash Passwords with ASP.NET Membership Providers

Are you using the legacy ASP.NET membership providers with your application?  When you look in web.config, is there a membership configuration within the system.web element?  The membership provider has been available since ASP.NET 2, and has been superseded by the Identity provider for a more secure authentication and authorization facility in your application. Best practices… Read more

Announcing New ASP.NET Core and Web Development Features in Visual Studio 2017

We are pleased to announce updates to our ASP.NET tools, ASP.NET Core tools, Container tools, and frameworks that are shipping as part of the Visual Studio 2017 release today.  We have made significant updates to the web development tools to make them easier for you to use and help make you more productive in your… Read more

Updates to Web Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC

Today we announced a new update to Visual Studio 2017 RC that includes a variety of improvements for both ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core projects. If you’ve already installed Visual Studio 2017 RC, you will be notified of the available update automatically. Otherwise simply install Visual Studio 2017 RC to get the latest updates. Also, if… Read more

Client-side debugging of ASP.NET projects in Google Chrome

Updated 2017/1/3 – Setting to control script debugging added. See below. Visual Studio 2017 RC now supports client-side debugging of both JavaScript and TypeScript in Google Chrome. For years, it has been possible to debug both the backend .NET code and the client-side JavaScript code running in Internet Explorer at the same time. Unfortunately, the… Read more

Modern ASP.NET Web Forms Development – Dependency Injection

We’ve all read various ‘best practices’ posts about this framework and that framework from expert developers in the community.  They’ll cover topics regarding how to make your application more maintainable and how to drive down the risk of maintenance in your applications.  A common design recommendation is to structure your applications so that you compose… Read more

Introducing the ASP.Net Async SessionState Module

SessionStateModule is ASP.NET’s default session-state handler which retrieves session data and writes it to the session-state store. It already operates asynchronously when acquiring the request state, but it doesn’t support async read/write to the session-state store. In the .NET Framework 4.6.2 release, we introduced a new interface named ISessionStateModule to enable this scenario. Benefits of… Read more