Full responsive vs m-site approach

Nowadays there are more mobile devices than desktops and every mobile device can have different resolution and aspect ratio. That means that we need to come up with optimal solution to that situation. There are basically two main approaches: a website that can dynamically adapted to every screen size - full responsive or additional dedicated mobile version of every page – mobil…

By Piotr on (tags: ASP.NET, responsive design, categories: code, web)

Web API : One side object materialization

Recently I’ve been working on a api project where the requirement was that any data on the api service side is plain xml, stored in database as xml type column. No binding and object materialization is done on the server. However the client has to operate on clr objects. I am going to show you the solution I came to.

By Mirek on (tags: Web API, web service, XML, categories: architecture)

Error handling in ASP.NET 5

There is a lot of changes since MVC5 regarding error handling. I will show you how to catch and handle some basic errors. Here is a nice article by Krzysztof about error handling in MVC5. First of all let me explain what “middleware” is…. or even better – here is the definition of middleware provided by OWIN from here: Pass through components that form a pipeline between a serv…

By Piotr on (tags: ASP.NET5, error, mvc6, web, categories: web)

Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2015 REST APIs

If you’ve been following Microsoft announcements about Visual Studio Online over the last 12 months, you already know that you can easili integrate with VSO from any platform, technology, or device. Everything thanks to a new set of of JSON-based REST APIs. Those APIs enable a lightweight way to work with Team Foundation Server from virtually any device, platform, or technology…

By Dawid on (tags: api, hooks, online, REST, service, studio, tfs, visual, categories: tools, infrastructure, code)

Multiple environments in ASP.NET Core

APS.NET Core has introduced new environment variable called ASPNET_ENV. It allows us to control our application behaviour between multiple environments because it’s describing environment on which application is currently working on.

By Dawid on (tags: asp.net Core, environment, categories: code)

Dependency injection everywhere

Just a few years ago there was just few people who known what dependency injection is. Today it is almost everywhere. Recently I’ve discovered that it can be also used in Razor views – thanks to ASP.NET 5. I will try to show you how we can use that feature on few examples bellow. Probably each of you have been populating drop downs in Razor views with data send from controller.…

By Dawid on (tags: ASP.NET, dependency, injection, IoC, next, razor, categories: code)

Converting Razor views into Pdf

This post talks about how you can convert Razor views into PDF. There is couple of NuGet packages which we can use to achieve that. I will try to describe couple of them. iTextSharp This library allows us to create documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Some of the features: - generate documents and reports based on either provided HTML or by manually adding PDF elements …

By Dawid on (tags: convert, generate, pdf, razor, categories: tools, code)