Video: What’s New in ASP.NET Core 2.2

April 24, 2019 / No Comment

Who doesn’t like new features?
Michael Stokesbary, senior software architect and trainer at IntelliTect and C# instructor at Eastern Washington University, was excited about the performance enhancements made to ASP.NET Core 2.2. He wrote a blog about the simplified web API authentication and decided to share what he learned in even more detail with the Spokane .Net User Group on […]
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Quickly Configure ASP.NET Core API to work with Vue CLI 3!

October 25, 2018 / No Comment

Use Vue CLI 3 with all the functionality of ASP.NET Core.
In this tutorial, we will use the .NET WebAPI template to generate an API back-end and Vue CLI 3 to create the front-end and get them to work together.
Here is a link to my working version on GitHub

.Net Core 2.1 SDK
Visual Studio […]
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ASP.NET Core Dynamic Routing with Constraints

April 19, 2018 / No Comment

Need to do more complex routing with ASP.NET Core? Try Constraints.
Constraints are a solution for serving Angular apps from a hybrid MVC application.
We recently had a unique challenge of serving up an angular app from an MVC application. This app needed to serve other MVC pages along with the angular site. Additionally, the routes that would serve the […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, .NET Core, Blog, C#

Updating Sql Database to use Temporal Tables with Entity Framework Migration

July 6, 2017 / No Comment

In a couple of recent applications that IntelliTect developed for clients, we decided to use SQL Server Temporal Tables in order to track changes in the database over time. The apps we were working on were ASP.NET Core web applications, using Entity Framework Core (EF).  While we could have simply modified the databases using queries against the database server directly, […]
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Staying Logged in across Azure App Service Swap

January 14, 2017 / 5 Comments

I love being able to deploy to slots with Azure Standard and above App Services. These allow me a main production site, a slot for testing which has a separate database, and staging slot that shares a database with production.
The Problem
Whenever I swap the production and stage sites, all the users of the production site get logged out. […]
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AUTHOR: CATEGORY: .Net, .NET Core, Azure, Blog, C#

Displaying the Build Date on your Web Pages

August 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

The Build Date Problem
I have struggled to find a good way to communicate with users the version of a web site. Version numbers are tricky and only meaningful to people close to the project. I like dates but they are often tricky to implement.
My default choice has always been dates because they are easy for customers to understand. […]
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Upgrading ASP.NET Core to RTM

July 20, 2016 / No Comment

Here are the steps I followed to get an ASP.NET Core project upgraded from an RC1 with some RC2 beta bits up to RTM. 
This project is a full framework project without cross-platform capability. It uses Bower, NPM, and Gulp. I started the process by creating a scaffolded new project and based the upgrade on that. I also found it helpful to […]
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.NET Core Dependency Injection

May 4, 2016 / 2 Comments

In my last two articles, Logging with .NET Core ( and Configuration with .NET Core (, I demonstrated how .NET Core functionality can be leveraged from both an ASP.NET Core project (project.json) as well as the more common .NET 4.6 C# project (*.csproj).  In other words, taking advantage of the new framework is not limited to those who are writing […]
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Essential .NET – Logging with .NET Core

April 7, 2016 / 2 Comments

In the February issue, I delved into the new configuration API included in the newly named .NET Core 1.0 platform (see (I assume most readers have heard about the recently renamed .NET Core 1.0, which was formerly referred to as .NET Core 5 and part of the ASP.NET 5 platform [see].) In that article I used unit testing […]
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