What is new in Visual Studio 2017 for web developers?

This post is about new features of Visual Studio 2017 for Web Developers. The new features inclues ASP.NET Core tooling, CSProj support, Migration option from project.json to csproj, client side debugging improvements etc. ASP.NET Core Tooling As part of the release, Microsoft released the RTM version of ASP.NET Core Tooling....


Create an offline installer for Visual Studio 2017

This post is about building an offline installer for Visual Studio 2017. On March 7th 2017, Microsoft introduced Visual Studio 2017. Unlike earlier versions of Visual Studio, Microsoft don’t offer an ISO image. This post will help you to install Visual Studio when you’re offline. First you need to download...


Aspect oriented programming with ASP.NET Core

This post is about implementing simple AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) with ASP.NET Core. AOP is a programming paradigm that aims to increase modularity by allowing the separation of cross-cutting concerns. It does so by adding additional behavior to existing code (an advice) without modifying the code itself. An example of...


Hosting ASP.NET Core applications on Heroku using Docker

This post is about hosting ASP.NET Core applications on Heroku using Docker. Heroku is a cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) supporting several programming languages that is used as a web application deployment model. Heroku, one of the first cloud platforms, has been in development since June 2007, when it supported only the...


How to use Log4Net with ASP.NET Core for logging

This post is about using Log4Net with ASP.NET Core for implementing logging. The Apache log4net library is a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets. log4net is a port of the excellent Apache log4j™ framework to the Microsoft® .NET runtime. We have kept...


Implementing the Repository and Unit of Work Patterns in ASP.NET Core

This post is about implementing the Repository and Unit of Work Patterns in ASP.NET Core. The repository and unit of work patterns are intended to create an abstraction layer between the data access layer and the business logic layer of an application. Implementing these patterns can help insulate your application...


Watermark Images on the Fly in ASP.NET Core

This post is about applying Watermark images on the fly in ASP.NET Core. From the initial days of ASP.NET Core image manipulation was a challenge since the System.Drawing library was depend on GDI+ and Microsoft didn’t released a package for image manipulation. In this post I am using CoreCompat.System.Drawing package,...