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,...


VS2017 RC - a product matching the following parameters cannot be found: channelId: VisualStudio.15.Release

This post is about an installation issue while installing the VS 2017 RC. While installing the VS 2017 RC, the installation was failing, the setup was throwing an exception like this - a product matching the following parameters cannot be found: channelId: VisualStudio.15.Release product Id : Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Professional. I tried the...


Running a specific test with .NET Core and NUnit

This post is about running a specific test or specific category with .NET Core and NUnit. dotnet-test-nunit is the unit test runner for .NET Core for running unit tests with NUnit 3. First you need to enable NUnit in dotnet core. "dependencies": { "System.Runtime.Serialization.Primitives": "4.3.0", "NUnit": "3.4.1", "dotnet-test-nunit": "3.4.0-beta-2" },...


Integrate HangFire With ASP.NET Core

This post is about integrating HangFire With ASP.NET Core. HangFire is an incredibly easy way to perform fire-and-forget, delayed and recurring jobs inside ASP.NET applications. CPU and I/O intensive, long-running and short-running jobs are supported. No Windows Service / Task Scheduler required. Backed by Redis, SQL Server, SQL Azure and...


Using MEF in .NET Core

This post is about using MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework) in .NET Core. The Managed Extensibility Framework or MEF is a library for creating lightweight, extensible applications. It allows application developers to discover and use extensions with no configuration required. It also lets extension developers easily encapsulate code and avoid fragile...


Using NLog in ASP.NET Core

This post is about using NLog in ASP.NET Core. NLog is a free logging platform for .NET, Xamarin, Silverlight and Windows Phone with rich log routing and management capabilities. NLog makes it easy to produce and manage high-quality logs for your application regardless of its size or complexity. To use...