Using Azure Document DB in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, April 22, 2016

C# ASPNET5 ASPNET Core Azure Document DB

Azure DocumentDB is Microsoft’s multi-tenant distributed database service for managing JSON documents at Internet scale. DocumentDB indexing enables automatic indexing of documents without requiring a schema or secondary indices. DocumentDB is designed to provide real-time consistent queries in the face of very high rates of document updates. This post is about using Azure Document db from ASP.NET Core application.

Building a private nuget repository using Klondike

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Visual Studio nuget Klondike

NuGet is a free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform (formerly known as NuPack). Nuget is a great way to share packages in between teams. This post is about setting up your own nuget server for your company or team. This post is using Klondike, which is web application, instead of building my own using nuget.server package. Klondike is an web application you deploy to your own web server or to the cloud that works as a private NuGet package feed for storing private packages your organization creates. Klondike can also automatically restore packages sourced from 3rd party feeds, such as the public feed, to keep your build server humming even when is unavailable.

Content negotiation in ASPNET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Content negotiation as “the process of selecting the best representation for a given response when there are multiple representations available”. Content negotiation takes place when browser or other HTTP-client requests server what content formats it accepts. HTTP-client uses Accept header to list all formats it can understand. By default ASP.NET Core returns responses as JSON, even if the client sends accept header with application/xml value.

C# Interactive with Visual Studio 2015

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

C# Visual Studio 2015 Visual Studio CodeProject

Visual Studio 2015 update 1 comes with C# interactive window. C# interactive window is a read-eval-print-loop (REPL) with advanced editor support. It supports features like IntelliSense as well as the ability to redefine functions & classes. After entering a code snippet–which can contain class and function definitions at top-level along with statements–the code executes directly.

Markdown tag helper for ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Core ASP.NET5 Markdown TagHelper CodeProject

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. Over the past few years, StackOverflow uses Markdown for formatting in the questions. This post is about creating a tag helper to render markdown in your view. I am using Markdown package from nuget to render the content. Here is my project.json file, which is using markdown package.

Attribute Routing in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, April 11, 2016

ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Core ASP.NET5 Web API Attribute Routing CodeProject

Routing feature helps to match a URI to an action. In Web API 2, attribute routing introduced. Attribute Routing helps to implement routing by providng the attribute to action methods. ASP.NET Core also supports the convention-based routing as well. In convention based routing, all the routing information can be configured in a single place, which will be applied to all the controllers in the application. But it is hard to support certain URI patterns with convention based routing, like API versioning, Overloaded URI segments etc. Unlike old versions of Web API you don’t need to configure anything to use attribute routing in ASP.NET Core.

Using Remote validation with ASPNET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, March 24, 2016

ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Core ASP.NET5 Remote Validation

Remote validation allows the developer to call the controller actions using client side script. This is extremely useful when you want to perform a back end query without having to perform a full server postback. ASP.NET MVC Remote configuraion helps us to do this by decorating the model properties with remote attribute. This post is about implementing remote validation in ASP.NET Core. For remote validation first you need to decorate the model class property with remote attribute.

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