.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

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