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 …
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.
In this post I am going to show you a small Entity Framework code first trick. When you remove an entity from the context its state is set to Deleted and all its navigation properties are nulled. This is done by DbContext internally. However you might want to know what was the related entities (navigation properties) before the entity was deleted. For instance you want to create some audit logs of deleted entity. I will show you how to do it with minimal effort.
In this post I am going to present my solution for handling optimistic concurrency scenarios in Entity Framework. This solution is somehow an extension of recommended approaches presented on MSDN Entity Framework learning center here.
A time ago I have been writing about the Sql Server application roles, what are the benefits of using them and what are the limitations when we want to incorporate the Entity Framework to use application role. Today I will show you how to workaround those limitations with new Entity Framework facility introduced in version 6 of the framework.
Recently I have stumbled upon a strange exception that raised in my application. It has led to an exception with a confusing message “Could not determine storage version; a valid storage connection or a version hint is required.” Thankfully I have solved this issue finally.
In my previous post I showed you a standard template of WiX installer. Today you will see how to add a custom action to the installer so you can perform more customized operations during the application installation process.
One of the beauties of xml, is that it can be extended without breaking applications. You can add element to the xml document tree and the application should not crash or fail while consuming this xml. This is what we can read on the w3schools.com xml tutorial. But how is this with serialization of the xml?
The XML data type allows storing a xml content in our SQL Server database. The great feature is that we can also attach an XSD schema to it and have the xml content automatically validated. Here I am going to show you how to set it up together with Entity Framework Code First.
Entity Framework migrations is indeed a great feature. It makes you don’t need to worry about the database schema updates almost at all. There are however few things you must know to properly understand and use EF migrations. This post describes few of those things.