Enable SSL with custom domains on GitHub Pages via Cloudflare

Encryption is important these days, but is not out of the box possible with a custom domain on GitHub Pages. I will show you how to enable SSL with Cloudflare - it is super easy and free.

Posted on 14 Nov 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Writing loops in T-SQL

This blogposts shows how to use CURSORS in T-SQL to iterate over results in T-SQL.

Posted on 31 Oct 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Lets convert a WPF app to the Universal Windows Platform

If you heard about 'Project Centennial' and wonder how to convert your WPF app to an UWP you might want to take a look at this post.

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Robert Muehsig


TFS 2015: Adding a new Windows Build Agent

I stumbled upon the new (now more or less sane) TFS 2015 build system and needed some minutes to grasp how to get started - time for a blog post.

Posted on 10 Aug 2016 by Robert Muehsig


CAKE: Building solutions with C# & Roslyn

Instead of writing MSBuild-XML or F# build scripts with FAKE, let's see how a C# based build system works. So, let's play with CAKE - C# Make.

Posted on 09 Jul 2016 by Robert Muehsig


FAKE: Build ASP.NET projects with web.config transformation (and without knowing a tiny bit of F#)

Using FAKE to build console or desktop applications is quite easy, but for ASP.NET projects a web.config transformation might be needed. This post will show you an easy solution with FAKE.

Posted on 12 Jun 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Copy to clipboard with Javascript

It's 2016 and even if we don't have a proper Clipboard API in the modern browser world there are ways to copy text to the users clipboard with pure Javascript.

Posted on 12 May 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Get the Windows 10 or 8 accent color in WPF

With Windows 8 and 10 users can choose a 'accent color' and this blogpost will show you how you can use the color in your WPF application.

Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Debugging .NET based Windows Error Reports (WER)

Every time a Windows App crashes a 'Windows Error Report' is generated. The report contains some useful information for debugging your application. The blogpost will show you how to read the report data.

Posted on 23 Mar 2016 by Robert Muehsig


XML Autocompletion with AvalonEdit

AvalonEdit is the text editor used in SharpDevelop and available as a handy WPF control. My goal was to build a 'IntelliSense'-like autocomplete feature for editing XML files with AvalonEdit.

Posted on 13 Mar 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Parsing XML Schemas in .NET

XML can be very verbose and seems to be old-fashioned, but the good part around XML is, that there is a huge pile of standardized mechanics around it. In this blogpost I will show you how to parse an XSD from code.

Posted on 06 Mar 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Using FontAwesome in UWP apps

I already wrote a blogpost about how to use FontAwesome in an WPF project and how to use custom fonts in UWP apps. In this short post I will introduce you to the FontAwesome.UWP NuGet package.

Posted on 05 Mar 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Using Travis CI for GitHub Pages builds

Recently I had some issues with publishing blogposts on GitHub Pages. To get a better understanding if something failed during the Jekyll build I started to use Travis CI.

Posted on 03 Mar 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Pretty Print XML in .NET

Pretty printing an XML with correct indentation and line breakings - was a bit tricky and on the other hand really simple in .NET. I found many solutions, so here is mine.

Posted on 28 Feb 2016 by Robert Muehsig


ExpensiveMeeting - a Universal Windows Platform OSS app using Template10

I build a small UWP app to calculate meeting costs just for fun and its all OSS and live on GitHub.

Posted on 28 Feb 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Shipping Visual C++ 2015 redistributable DLLs with your app or how to do an app-local deployment

So, this was a long headline. A few days ago I had the pleasure to take a peek into VC++ development. One problem was, that we use the VC++ 2015 runtime, which needs to be deployed on the client. This blogpost will cover how to ship this dependency with your app.

Posted on 23 Feb 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Working with FontIcons in UWP

Since FontAwesome FontIcons are everywhere. In this post I will show the very basic usage of the FontIcon class in UWP.

Posted on 31 Jan 2016 by Robert Muehsig


Serving embedded resources with ASP.NET WebApi

Let's build a PageController, which can return any embedded file inside your WebApi code.

Posted on 31 Dec 2015 by Robert Muehsig


Working with JumpLists in WPF Apps

Even JumpLists are an old topic, I stumbled upon this topic and want to show how to create and work with JumpLists in a WPF app.

Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by Robert Muehsig


XML deserialize to abstract class, interface or base class

Playing around with the .NET XmlSerializer and deserialize a given XML to a abstract class, interface or a base class.

Posted on 25 Oct 2015 by Robert Muehsig