Category Archives: .Net

Sending notifications with Corona updates to thousands of doctors

During the Corona crisis, our (Belgian) government sends out regular updates for medical professionals. I created a small UWP app that will notify all the subscribed doctors when new information is available. The doctors can download and install this application … Continue reading

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How to use Microsoft Azure Key Vault

Introduction In this post I will describe how to set up and use an Azure key vault to store your secret values. Sometimes we see secrets like storage keys and connection strings written as literals in the code of a … Continue reading

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Creating a Visio Add-In in VS2017

Problem statement A good friend asked me the following question: How can I in Visio change the color to a previously selected color just by selecting a shape? Sounds simple enough, but there are some caveats, so here is my … Continue reading

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Areas in ASP.NET Core

Introduction In a default MVC application everything is organized by Controllers and Views. The controller name determines the first part of your URL, and the controller method the second part. By default the view that will be rendered has the … Continue reading

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Automating the creation of NuGet packages with different .NET versions

Introduction I created a couple of straightforward libraries to be used in almost every project. So evidently these libraries are a good candidate for NuGet. This will decouple the libraries from the projects that they are used in. It also … Continue reading

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Implementing the Excel Simulator in F#

Introduction In my previous post we talked about how to structure an Excel workbook to make it easy to perform changes. As a side effect we have now a good idea of what is the data, and what is the … Continue reading

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Knockout, self, this, TypeScript. Are you still following?

Introduction I’m working on an MVC application with simple CRUD operations. I want the following functionality (don’t mind the Flemish (Dutch) titles): Remember, I’m “graphically handicapped”, so I’m afraid that my users will have to do with the standard Bootstrap … Continue reading

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Structuring an MVC app for easy testing

Introduction In this article I want to give you some handles to structure your MVC applications in such a way that they become easier to test. The article isn’t really about MVC, but if you want more information on MVC, I … Continue reading

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Unit Testing your Repositories–the code

In the previous post I started to write about how to set up your unit tests in the repository code. The title was (maybe a bit misleading) “Unit testing your Repositories”. So I had to promise to write an article … Continue reading

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Unit testing your Repositories

The problem We have created our data layer, and of course we want to test it. It is very hard to use a (physical) database to test your code. There are some problems with this (commonly used) approach: Unit tests … Continue reading

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