Windows Fall Creators Update 1709 and Docker Windows Containers

If you are using Windows Containers for Docker, be aware of the new 1709 Windows base images and how to deploy them.

Posted on 27 Feb 2018 by Robert Muehsig

WCF Global Fault Contracts

This post shows a short summary how you can throw your own Fault-Contract in WCF on all Operations. (yeah... WCF in 2018 is still crazy)

Posted on 31 Jan 2018 by Robert Muehsig

First steps to enable login with Microsoft or Azure AD account for your application

In the last couple of months I had the opportunity to work again with Microsoft & Azure AD Login related tasks and because Microsoft has quite a few different implementations I will just point you to the most recent version of their identity platform.

Posted on 31 Dec 2017 by Robert Muehsig

Signing with SignTool.exe - don't forget the timestamp!

If you need to sign your assemblies or installers be aware of time-stamping...

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 by Robert Muehsig

Introducing Electron.NET - building Electron Desktop Apps with ASP.NET Core

Say hello to our little experiment!

Posted on 31 Oct 2017 by Robert Muehsig

dnSpy - a OSS IL decompiler and debugger

If you ever needed a small tool to debug your .NET application, but don't want to pollute the system with a full blown VS and don't want to fight against VS remote debugging? Maybe take a look at dnSpy.

Posted on 30 Sep 2017 by Robert Muehsig

IdentityServer3 with WindowsAuthentication with ASP.NET WebApi & ASP.NET & WPF App

In the recent month I was working on our identity system. The main problem was that we have larger range of application types. This blogpost demonstrate how to use a WindowsAuth IdentityProvider in ASP.NET MVC and WebApi and inside a WPF App in combination with IdentityServer3.

Posted on 30 Aug 2017 by Robert Muehsig

How to convert .crt & .key files to a .pfx

If you are dealing with SSL certificates and want to use them with IIS you will need a .pfx file. Some cert companys will just issue a .crt and .key file, but don't worry: Converting them to a PFX is easy.

Posted on 31 Jul 2017 by Robert Muehsig

Non-cryptographic hash functions for .NET

If you are using crypto-hash functions for non-crypto purposes you might want to take a look at faster and 'better' alternatives.

Posted on 30 Jun 2017 by Robert Muehsig

Using Visual Studio Code & Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC)

See how to use Visual Studio Code with a TFVC based repository.

Posted on 29 May 2017 by Robert Muehsig

.NET CultureInfo in Windows 10

See how the .NET CultureInfo behavior has changed with Windows 10

Posted on 23 Apr 2017 by Robert Muehsig

How we moved to Visual Studio 2017

Luckily this is just a short recap post how we moved successfully to Visual Studio 2017

Posted on 27 Mar 2017 by Robert Muehsig

HowTo: Get User Information & Group Memberships from Active Directory via C#

This blogpost shows how to read data from an Active Directory - including all group memberships of a given user via the Token-Group attribute.

Posted on 02 Mar 2017 by Robert Muehsig

Create NuGet packages with Cake

After building & running tests we might want to take a look at creating actual NuGet packages with Cake.

Posted on 13 Feb 2017 by Robert Muehsig

Build & run xUnit tests with Cake

Let's have a look deeper look at Cake and build some xUnit tests with it!

Posted on 07 Feb 2017 by Robert Muehsig

GitHub API: Create or update files

Let's explore Octokit.NET and changing some files in our GitHub Repos.

Posted on 02 Jan 2017 by Robert Muehsig

DbProviderFactories: Write database agnostic ADO.NET code

If you need to write 'low-level' database code and don't know the target database, the DbProviderFactory might help you.

Posted on 31 Dec 2016 by Robert Muehsig

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