Category Archives: ASP.Net

ASP.Net 5 Identity Framework 3.0 manually adding users

Identity Framework 3 is in release candidate along with ASP.Net 5. The problem I set up a web project in ASP.Net 5 and created a controller for user import. It’s just some simple code that attempts to add multiple users. Adding a single user works great, but if I attempt to perform multiple operations in… Read More »

ASP.Net 5 Areas

Visual Studio 2015 with ASP.Net 5 doesn’t support Areas in the GUI editor. Hopefully that will come, but until then here is a simple workaround. Create folder structure In the root of your project (not wwwroot) create the folder structure for Areas manually. In this example I created an area named “Foobar”. Edit Startup.cs to… Read More »

Multiple deployment configs in one config file with ACL

Most projects that is deployed into production require some kind of config change upon deployment. Often it is the connection string that varies, but it can be any number of custom settings. Forgetting to change the config file when deploying, or forgetting to change config back on your dev machine after deploying can have disastrous… Read More »

Alternative directory layout for MVC

In .Net the MVC pattern is implemented through a template project. The project is set up for you when you create a new MVC application and imposes certain patterns on you. And that is exactly what MVC is, a pattern. By default you will create a controller, a view and a model. Usually you add… Read More »

.Net tools to use: log4net

log4net http://logging.apache.org/log4net/ Description Free popular logging system developed by Apache Foundation. Difficulty 1 line at top of each class. A standard XML-section in web.config. Sample usage: Sample web.config: Advantages Easily configured in web.config to filter what to log. Can write log to text-file, SQL, Trace, ASP.Net Trace, Event Log, SMTP (E-mail), etc. Has several levels… Read More »

.Net tools to use: Nini

http://nini.sourceforge.net/ Nini   Description An uncommonly powerful .NET configuration library. Use this for reading web.config (instead of .Net built-in System.Configuration…) and any other .ini-file or .xml-file containing configuration. Difficulty 2 lines to read (usually called at page_load or similar). Sample usage: Advantages Automatic type conversion (GetString, GetInt, GetBool, etc). Configuration can be both read and… Read More »