How to create an Angular 4 app with Visual Studio 2017

Configuring and creating angular apps with Visual Studio is not straightforward as it requires some manual configuration settings and some addition of .config files. It would be nice to have a ready-made template which would take this pain away and save the time. With Visual Studio 2017, a template is available for creating and running sample Angular application. The template is good enough to get you started with Angular. This post talks about how to create an Angular 4 App with Visual Studio 2017 and how to extend it with a simple example.
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Handle Ajax Requests in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages

Razor Pages are a new feature of ASP.NET Core that makes coding page-focused scenarios easier and more productive. Razor pages use handler methods to deal with the incoming HTTP request (GET/POST/PUT/Delete). These are similar to Action methods of ASP.NET MVC or WEB API. Razor Pages follow particular naming convention and that is also true for Handler methods. They also follow particular naming conventions and prefixed with “On”: and HTTP Verb like OnGet(), OnPost() etc. The handler methods also have asynchronous version: OnGetAsync(), OnPostAsync() etc. Calling these handler methods from jQuery Ajax is tricky. This post talks how to handle Ajax requests in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages. (more…)

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Quick summary of what’s new in ASP.NET Core 2.0

Quick summary of what’s new in ASP.NET Core 2.0

ASP.NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 is already out and you can start building application with ASP.NET Core 2.0. At the time of writing this post, it is still in Preview 1 and final version is expected to be released in Q3-2017. To build ASP.NET Core 2.0 based application, you need to install Visual Studio 2017 Preview 3. Since this is a major release, expect some code breaking changes and a few new pieces. In this post, I try to put together a quick and short summary of what’s new in ASP.NET Core 2.0 compared to ASP.NET Core 1.1. (more…)

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How to Compress and Resize/Scale Images in ASP.NET Core

Large size images are slow to load and optimizing them can reduce bandwidth and help your website load faster. TinyPNG is a great place to compress JPEG or PNG images. In fact, we always use TinyPNG to compress images, created for this blog. Along with web interface, they also expose REST API (Free/Paid) to compress images on the fly. In this post, let’s find out how to compress and resize/scale images in ASP.NET Core using TinyPNG API.
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