• News

    What's New in Visual Studio 2019 16.4 Preview 3

    Microsoft announced a bevy of new preview releases today at its Ignite conference, including Visual Studio 2019 version 16.4 Preview 3, which features faster code navigation, IntelliSense and IntelliCode improvements and more. 11/04/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET
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    Accessing and Extending Authorization Claims in ASP.NET Core and Blazor

    When you need to integrate authorization with procedural code, you're going to need your application's ClaimsPrincipal object so that you can check the user's authorization claims. Here's both how to get to the ClaimsPrincipal and how to extend it with custom claims. 11/01/2019

  • Arranging Columns in Visual Studio Windows (with Sorting!)

    You don't have to live with the columns in the Error Window ... or any other tool window in Visual Studio. Plus: if you're not happy with the Window's Sort order, you can change that, too. 10/30/2019

  • News

    New for Visual Studio for Mac: ASP.NET Core Tutorials, Better Unity Development

    With Visual Studio for Mac 8.3 recently released, Microsoft has announced new learning resources for building ASP.NET Core apps and an improved development experience for game-making Unity coders. 10/30/2019

  • News

    Open Source Orleans ('Distributed .NET') Hits Version 3.0

    Orleans, an open-source, cross-platform framework for building distributed applications with .NET that was created by Microsoft Research nine years ago, has been updated to version 3.0, with a new scheduler, code generator, co-hosting support and more. 10/30/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Declarative Claims-Based Authentication in ASP.NET Core 3.0

    While security in ASP.NET Core is wholly claims based, you can still use the Authorize attribute to control access to your application. You just need to set up the right policies to work with the claims associated with the current user. 10/29/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET
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    How to Authorize Users in Blazor Declaratively

    When it comes to controlling which users can access which functionality in a Blazor application you not only have access to all of the user’s authentication you can authorize the user’s actions without writing any code. 10/28/2019

  • C# Corner

    ASP.NET Core Security, Part 2

    Eric Vogel follows up on his previous post on getting started with ASP.NET Core security. Now that .NET Core 3.0 is out, he shows how to upgrade the code from Part 1 to ASP.NET Core 3.0, put pages behind login, create user roles, and use existing roles to restrict access to pages. 10/24/2019

  • News

    New CollectionView Highlights Xamarin.Forms 4.3 Stable Release

    Microsoft announced the stable release of Xamarin.Forms 4.3, the latest update to its flagship cross-platform mobile development framework, providing a UI toolkit for building native Android, iOS, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps using C#. 10/23/2019

  • Why Rejection Prevents Zombies in ASP.NET Core

    You have a responsibility to your organization to reject bad data, otherwise bad things will happen. When it comes to creating Web services, your first line of defense is the ApiController attribute. 10/22/2019

  • News

    Top .NET Vulnerabilities: SQL Injection, Path Traversal and Cross-Site Scripting, Says Security Firm

    Contrast Security published an analysis of real-world application attack and vulnerability data from September 2019, finding that in the .NET world, the top three vulnerabilities were SQL Injection, Path Traversal and Cross-Site Scripting, followed by XML External Entity Injection (XXE) and Xpath Injection. 10/22/2019

  • How to Integrate Code with Code Snippets in Visual Studio

    Code snippets don’t just have to be inserted into your code -- they can also be used to wrap some structure around your code. 10/21/2019

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