Using WebListener in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# ASP.NET Core WebListener

This post is about using WebListener server in ASP.NET Core. WebListener is a web server for ASP.NET Core based on the Windows Http Server API. WebListener is a Windows-only HTTP server for ASP.NET Core. It runs directly on the Http.Sys kernel driver, and has very little overhead. WebListener cannot be used with the ASP.NET Core Module for IIS. It can only be used independently. Kestrel is designed to be run behind a proxy (for example IIS or Nginx) and should not be deployed directly facing the Internet.

Implementing dotnet ef database update command in MySql

Posted by Anuraj on Thursday, October 13, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# ASP.NET Core MySql EF Migrations

This post is about implementing dotnet ef database update command with MySql connector (MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore). Few days back I did a post on using MySql in ASP.NET Core. But one problem I found was when calling dotnet ef database update command, the lib was throwing not implemented exception. I had a discussion with @RuAnt, and I found the github repo - As I got some time today, I thought of exploring the source and implementing the same, if it is not complex. :) So as a first step, I looked into the Sqlite and SqlServer implementations, and from the exception stack, I come to know about the method, which is not implemented.

Enable Code Analysis on ASP.NET Core applications

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# ASP.NET Core dotnet core StyleCop

This post is about enabling stylecop code analysis on ASP.NET Core applications. StyleCop is an open source static code analysis tool from Microsoft that checks C# code for conformance to StyleCop’s recommended coding styles and a subset of Microsoft’s .NET Framework Design Guidelines. StyleCop analyzes the source code, allowing it to enforce a different set of rules from FxCop (which, instead of source code, checks .NET managed code assemblies). StyleCop Analyzers can be used in dotnet cli projects, including core. The tooling support is currently not great and the analyzers only run when the project is compiled, and there is currently no way to invoke the code fixes. Stylecop Analyzers will work in ubuntu on coreclr and OSX (probably).

Using scaffolding to create ASP.NET Core applications

Posted by Anuraj on Saturday, October 1, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# ASP.NET Core Scaffolding

This post is about using scaffolding to create ASP.NET Core applications. Scaffolding is a technique supported by some model–view–controller frameworks, in which the programmer can specify how the application database may be used. The compiler or framework uses this specification, together with pre-defined code templates, to generate the final code that the application can use to create, read, update and delete database entries, effectively treating the templates as a scaffold on which to build a more powerful application.

Integrating Visual Studio Code with dotnet watch to develop ASP.NET Core applications

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, September 25, 2016 Reading time :1 minute

C# ASP.NET Core VSCode dotnet-watch

This post is about integrating Visual Studio Code with dotnet watch to develop ASP.NET Core applications. Visual Studio code is a free-cross platform editor supports development and debugging of ASP.NET Core applications. You can download the VS Code from dotnet watch is .NET Core tool, which helps to developers to compile the code automatically when they save the code. It is the default behaviour of VS2015. To use this feature, first you need to install dotnet-watch tool. Here is my project.json file’s tools section.

Introduction to Azure functions

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, September 18, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

C# ASP.NET Azure Azure Functions

This post is Azure functions. Azure functions is a new service offered by Microsoft. Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems. Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or “functions,” in the cloud. You can write just the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application or the infrastructure to run it. This can make development even more productive, and you can use your development language of choice, such as C#, F#, Node.js, Python or PHP. Pay only for the time your code runs and trust Azure to scale as needed. In this post I am creating a Hello World Azure function, it will return HTML color code of a given color.

Deployment of a Bot application

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, September 2, 2016 Reading time :2 minutes

C# ASP.NET Bot Framework

This post is about how to deploy your Bot Application. For deployment you require Bot Id and Microsoft App Id. Both Ids can be created from Bot Framework portal, which can be accessed from Once you register / sign in, you can create a new Bot from the Register a Bot menu. You need to set the Messaging endpoint to an HTTPS URL. While creating your bot, you can provide some https url here, which you can change later once you deploy the Bot.
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