Automated date based versioning for ASP.NET Core assemblies using Azure DevOps

I needed automatic version numbering based on current date when web application is built. It was wish by some customers and in their projects it’s okay with it. As their code is covered with automated tests and other diagnostics I’m using Azure DevOps as build server and this is where I made automated date based versioning work.

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ASP.NET MVC error: It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition=’MachineToApplication’ beyond application level

Error when running ASP.NET MVC application from Visual Studio: It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition=’MachineToApplication’ beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS. Stop inventing painful hacks, solution is here.

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Azure AD authentication in Blazor using ADAL.js

Although Blazor is in early stages of development it is already good enough to try out and play with it. As a logical continuation to my previous experiment where I made Blazor application use Azure Functions based back-end. I made it also support Azure AD authentication on web application and back-end level. This blog post introduces my work on Blazor and Azure AD.

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Injecting services to ASP.NET Core controller actions

ASP.NET Core has thin but rich and powerful built-in dependency injection mechanism we can use to inject instances to controllers and some other parts of web applications. Although constructor injection is the most famous dependency injection method for controllers there is also dependency injection to controller actions available. This post introduces controller action injection and shows how to benefit from it.

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