Edi Wang

Azure Developer, Microsoft MVP

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How to Use the Latest .NET Core Runtime on Azure App Service

Microsoft often releases updates to .NET Core, usually as security patches. This morning, the .NET Core 3.1.5 update was released. However, Azure App Service's own .NET Core runtime will not be updated immediately, and we would usually wait a few weeks before Microsoft roll out the update to Azure. For applications with high security requirements, it is urgent to complete the update before …

Azure .NET Core App Service

My ASP.NET Core Route Debugger Middleware

Background In the ancient days of the .NET Framework, there was a RouteDebugger that outputs routing information for the current page in an MVC or web API app, or sees all the routing information registered in the app. The latest version of its NuGet package is 2.1.5, updated in 2016, from an article by Phil Haack 12 years ago https://haacked.com/archive/2008/03/13/url-routing-debugger.aspx …

.NET Core Middleware

Docker Support for My .NET Core Blog System on Azure

"Moonglade", the open-source blog system used by my blog (https://edi.wang), has been around for over a year. At least four community friends have used the system to deploy their own blogs on Azure and Alibaba Cloud. Unfortunately, the system has long lacked Docker support, which is the political correctness of today's world. Recently things have changed and I successfully made my blog system run …

Azure Linux Docker

How to Check Resource Existence in Azure CLI

Azure CLI can help us automate the configuration and management tasks of Azure. Ideally, for repetitive tasks, using CLI scripts can help us save time. However, Azure CLI still has some features that are not convenient enough, such as checking the existence of resources. Current Situation For some resource types, such as Resource Group, Azure CLI provides exists directive that can return the …

Azure CLI

How to Check If .NET Core Program is Running under Remote Desktop

There are a few reasons that we need to know if our program is running under the Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) session. For example, if it is running under RDP, we may disable animation and other fancy graphics effects. But how can we detect if our program is currently under RDP? Let's see. Windows Forms If you are developing Windows Forms Apps using .NET Core 3.x, there's a built-in API that …

.NET Core RDP Remote Desktop P-Invoke Win32

Performance Optimization for My .NET Core Blog on Azure

I rewrote my blog system with .NET Core last year. After more than a year of optimization, the server response time is now 8ms comparing to 80ms when it first went live. This article shares what I have done to make my blog works really fast. In fact, before .NET Core, my old blog system was written by .NET Framework, built from ASP.NET Web Form 2.0 in 2008 all the way up to ASP.NET MVC5 in 2018. …

Azure .NET Core CDN

How to Allow Only Selected Users to Access an Application in Azure AD

My blog supports Azure AD authentication. I created the Azure AD application inside Visual Studio, by default, all users under my Azure AD will have access to my blog's admin portal. This is not ideal for an enterprise application that needs to limit access for only a few selected users or groups. Let's see how to configure an Application in Azure AD to enable access for just a few users. Make …

Azure Azure AD

Upgrade WinForms Apps from .NET Core 3.0 to 3.1

I upgraded a WinForms App to .NET Core 3.1 these days. It's an open-source on-screen ruler created by Jeff Key in 2004, the original code was for .NET Framework 2.0, I've already upgraded it to .NET Core 3.0 in September this year, it was very smooth without any code change. But this time, .NET Core 3.1 does require some code changes. The project is on my GitHub: https://github.com/EdiWang/ …

WinForm .NET Core

Try the New Azure .NET SDK

Recently, Microsoft unveiled a new Azure .NET SDK, it's not a simple version upgrade, but a major change in the programming experience. While it may take a while to adapt to the new SDK, it is worth learning. The new SDK is more powerful, more flexible and easier to use. Current Status of Azure .NET SDKs Currently, the official packages for .NET SDKs for Azure are confusing and unfriendly to …

.NET Azure SDK

A Brief Introduction for Azure Front Door

Microsoft Azure had an incident on 11/20, which it's Front Door service got a bad deployment and blown up Office 365, Bing, Azure DevOps, etc. The issue was fixed very quickly by Microsoft engineers. But Azure Front Door caught my eyes, it is new to me. So I took a look. Azure Front Door Typically, when we deploy our web applications to Azure App Service or other clouds, the network flow of a …

Azure Front Door