Can you return an HTTP response from an AuthorizeAttribute without throwing an exception?

I'm using an AuthorizeAttribute on various controllers which may need to return 403 or 429 (too many requests) based on certain attributes of the request itself. I implemented it entirely within a cus...

20 Aug at 07:52

Application startup code in ASP.NET Core

Reading over the [documentation for ASP.NET Core](https://docs.asp.net/en/latest/fundamentals/startup.html), there are two methods singled out for Startup: Configure and ConfigureServices. Neither o...

23 Aug at 19:48

Isn't DTO pattern ONLY useful when you combine it with some caching or MVVM?

This question is not to argue with the design but to understand how can this design pattern be fully leveraged. Now, just to summarize, my takeaway from ServiceStack's design docs was that using , alo...

Programmatically reset VisualStudio shortcuts

There are two related questions about [resetting VisualStudio keyboard scheme](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5120537/how-can-i-create-a-visual-studio-macro-to-change-the-keyboard-layout) and [im...

23 May at 12:9

ASP.NET MVC How to use an object in rdlc report

I'm using VS Community and a MVC project with Entity Framework. I use code first migration for data modeling. I already have reports using a view for each one. Each view uses a C# model for show repor...

4 Jun at 03:46

In VS2015, how do I disable Step Into for auto-implemented properties?

I've just started using Visual Studio 2015 and found that it behaves differently to VS2012/VS2013 when debugging auto-implemented properties. Say I have a property defined in a class: ``` public int...

What are the different approaches to Object-Object mapping in .NET?

I'm needing to do some mapping between objects (e.g. PersonModel to PersonViewModel) and am researching on the different approaches to do this. Specifically I'm working with Entity Framework and tryin...

23 May at 10:33

Record and Table locking in C# WinForms with PostgreSql and ADO.NET

I am using.NET Framework 4.6.1, WinForms, PostgreSQL 6.4beta4 and Npgsql and ADO.NET. My current application is a multi-user-application where all users connect to the same database. Data gets bound...

23 May at 12:3

Linq All on empty collection

I need to check if all definitions contains some specific data. It works fine except the case when GroupBy returns empty collection. ``` var exist = dbContext.Definitions .Where(...

20 Aug at 09:46

Transforming Open Id Connect claims in ASP.Net Core

I'm writing an ASP.Net Core Web Application and using `UseOpenIdConnectAuthentication` to connect it to IdentityServer3. Emulating their ASP.Net MVC 5 sample I'm trying to transform the claims receive...

Can I directly stream from HttpResponseMessage to file without going through memory?

My program uses `HttpClient` to send a GET request to a Web API, and this returns a file. I now use this code (simplified) to store the file to disc: ``` public async Task<bool> DownloadFile() { v...

1 Nov at 16:24

GetOwinContext is not working in asp.net core

It always says not include the define of GetOwinContext(),I try to download the .net core owin but I don't know how to implement the same function. The code belows can be complied in asp.net 5 . ```...

19 Aug at 06:45

Factory Pattern with Open Generics

In ASP.NET Core, one of the things you can do with Microsoft's dependency injection framework [is bind "open generics"](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35342472/net-core-dependency-injection) (gen...

Is Service Stack's DTO pattern really helpful?

Well, I have used ServiceStack ORMLite in the past and now trying my hands on ServiceStack RESTful DTO pattern. I have used WCF/Web API in the past and to me having a service with different methods is...

When to use an API Controller vs MVC Controller

I am aware of the difference between a WEB API and MVC. I am also aware that in asp.net core 1.0 there is only one type of controller that handles both MVC and API. However, I have been watching a lo...

Servicestack Autoquery problems after update to 4.0.62

i have recently upgraded to ServiceStack v4.0.62 and now my project doesnt compile. I have change my AutoQuery to IAutoQueryData but then none of my .Where and .Select and so on works anymore. Pleas...

Update Claims values in ASP.NET One Core

I have a Web Application in MVC 6 (Asp.Net One Core), and I'm using Claims based authentication. In the Login method I set the Claims: ``` var claims = new Claim[] { new Claim("Name", content.Nam...

Where to set <gcAllowVeryLargeObjects>?

I'm working on a little program on sorting lists. Now, I need an array that requires more than 2GB of RAM. During my research, I found the property, but I don't know where so set it. I'm using Mono. ...

6 Feb at 14:48

ASP.NET Core API only returning first result of list

I have created a teams web api controller and trying to call the GET method to get the json result of all the teams in the database. But when I make the call I am only getting the first team back in t...

Load JSON string to HttpRequestMessage

I'm writing some tests for my WebAPI web service and cannot figure out how to send JSON to my service method in the test. ``` ScheduleRequest sr = new ScheduleRequest(); sr.Months = null; sr.States =...

22 Aug at 21:28

The current status of System.Net.Http vs. Microsoft.Net.Http

I am confused with packaging of `HttpClient`. Earlier it was distributed as a part of `Microsoft.Http.Net` NuGet package while `System.Net.Http` was considered legacy. Looks like now it's the opposite...

geckodriver.exe not in current directory or path variable, Selenium 2.53.1 + Firefox 48 + Selenium 3 Beta

Seen a lot of questions regarding Selenium 2.53.1 and Firefox 47.0.1, but none in regards to the Selenium 3 Beta release. I am attempting to use the new gecko/marionette Firefox webdrivers, but even t...

Combine Expressions instead of using multiple queries in Entity Framework

I have following generic queryable (which may already have selections applied): ``` IQueryable<TEntity> queryable = DBSet<TEntity>.AsQueryable(); ``` Then there is the `Provider` class that looks l...

Problems with servicestack and typelinks

I have problems with gerenating types, it returns error 500 - InvalidDataException I can't understand whats wrong as my project builds fine and API works. None of the types works except the metadat...

20 Aug at 19:19

vcruntime140.dll vs vcruntime140d.dll

What are the difference between these two dlls and ? Why do we need them? Are they both part of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable? Have googled for quite some time, but couldn't find any...

19 Aug at 06:16