How to create and access session variables in ASP.NET 5

ASP.NET session state enables you to store and retrieve values for a user as the user navigates ASP.NET pages in a Web application. Sessions values can be stored for the duration of the visitor’s session on your site. Most cases, they are stored in server memory. You can configure session...


File upload in ASP.NET Core

In ASP.NET 5 MVC 6 Microsoft changed the File upload feature. Now MVC 6 support model binding of multipart form data, which means, you can include file as the property of your model. Here is the View code, which helps to upload file. @using (Html.BeginForm("Upload", "Home", FormMethod.Post, new { enctype...


Continuous Integration with ASP.NET 5, GitHub and Travis CI - Part 2

Few days back I did a post on Continuous Integration with ASP.NET 5, GitHub and Travis CI. In that post I was using K runtime and K commands. From ASP.NET 5 Beta 4, Microsoft changed the runtime to DNX, the K runtime became obsolete. This post is about continuous integration...


How to unit test async controllers in ASP.NET 5

In .NET 4.5 Microsoft introduced Async methods, which helps developers write asynchronous code similar to normal code. Instead of returning ActionResult async method returns Task This post is about various methods which helps to write unit tests. XUnit is used as unit framework. Here is the async controller code. public...


Getting started with ASP.NET 5 configuration

When ASP.NET introduced, unlike conventional web.config, it was project.json. When I started exploring ASP.NET code, I couldn’t find the System.Configuration namespace as well. This post is about reading configuration in ASP.NET from project.json file. ASP.NET 5’s configuration system has been re-architected from previous versions of ASP.NET. The new configuration model...


Excecute SSIS package (DTSX) from C#

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a component of the Microsoft SQL Server database software that can be used to perform a broad range of data migration tasks. SSIS is a platform for data integration and workflow applications. You can execute SSIS package from C# using following snippet. var application...


Working with SASS in ASP.NET

Recently someone introduced me SASS (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets). This post is about using SASS in ASP.NET MVC with Visual Studio and using Visual Studio code. When you’re using a CSS pre-processor (SASS is a CSS pre-processor like LESS) to write your stylesheets, you need to compile those files at...