Using Azure Active Directory application roles

In this post I’ll try to explain how we can build an MVC application that uses Azure Active Directory Application Roles for authorization. This kind of authorization is implemented using role based access control – RBAC. When using this kind of authorization we can grant permissions to roles, not to individual users or groups. The administrator can then assign roles to different users and groups. Thanks to that he can control who has access to what content and functionality.

By Dawid on (tags: active directory, asp.net 5, azure, role, categories: azure, code, security)

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)

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 5

APS.NET 5 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 5, 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)

Change Data Capture quick start

Change Data Capture is a feature of Sql Server (available since version 2008) which allows to capture all insert, update and delete operations on database tables. Here I am going to show you the simple way of enabling CDC on database, table and specific columns.

By Mirek on (tags: audit log, Change Data Capture, categories: code)