How to authenticate user against active directory

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, September 4, 2013

.Net .Net 3.0 / 3.5 .Net 4.0 Windows Forms

While developing an intranet application, I had to use Active Directory to authenticate the users. I thought I might need to use WMI. But I found a simple solution using PrincipalContext class from the System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement namespace. You can use the ValidateCredentials() method. You need to pass the domain name as one of the parameter to this function. Here is the snippet.

Unit testing ASP.NET Web API Controller

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

.Net ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC Entity Framework Unit Testing Web API

This post is about unit testing Web API controller. As we are using Entity Framework and some Web API related classes, we need to implement dependency injection to unit test Web API controllers.

Performing CURD operations using Web API – Part 3

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, September 1, 2013

.Net ASP.Net ASP.Net MVC Entity Framework Web API

I couldn’t complete this series without mentioning the model validations part. Like normal services you can do custom validations, if validation fails, can create error responses and return. Similar to ASP.Net MVC, WebAPI also supports Model validations using DataAnnotations. And in the code you can use ModelState.IsValid property to validate Model is valid or not. For the validation purposes I modified the Employee model class like this.

Performing CURD operations using Web API - Part 2

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, September 1, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Entity Framework Web API

In the last post we implemented CRUD operations with Web API. According to HTTP method definitions, all the HTTP requests should return a HTTP response, which consists of

Performing CURD operations using Web API

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, August 31, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Web API

This post is about creating a HTTP service for CRUD operations using ASP.Net Web API. CRUD stands for “Create, Read, Update, and Delete,” which are the four basic database operations. Many HTTP services also model CRUD operations through REST or REST-like APIs. For this post I am using simple Employee model class.

Introduction to Web API

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, August 30, 2013

.Net ASP.Net Web API

Web API is a brand new platform for developing REST services using Microsoft technology stack. It is a framework based on HTTP services, which helps client applications to communicate with services in an object-oriented way. Web API is highly customizable, scalable framework on top of .net framework. If you are using VS 2012, Web API framework project template will be included, if you are using VS 2010, you need to install it via nuget.

How to use the Outlook Object Library to send an email

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

.Net Office Interoperability Windows Forms

Sometimes we required to send email messages using Outlook Object Library instead of the conventional System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient class. While developing an desktop application, where I couldn’t hard code the SMTP server details and credentials. I found a solution using Outlook Object library, which will help to send email, with the current user context and credentials.

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