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Getting Symbols and Source with ASP.NET Nightly NuGet Packages

You can now get full symbols and source along with the nightly NuGet packages making it possible to debug the latest MVC, Web API, and Web Pages bits by tracing directly through the source. This is enabled by SymbolSource, which hosts the symbols and source for the nightly NuGet packages, and MyGet which hosts the nightly NuGet feed. Great ...

Evolving the Reflection API

As many developers have noticed, the reflection APIs changed in the .NET API set for Windows Store apps. Much of .NET’s ability to offer a consistent programming model to so many platforms over the last ten years has been the result of great architectural thinking. The changes to reflection are here to prepare for the challenges over the ...
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List of ASP.NET Web API and HttpClient Samples

Here is a list of the Web API and HttpClient samples you can find in our samples repository on aspnet.codeplex.com. They illustrate various features of Web API and HttpClient targeting either Visual Studio 2010 using .NET 4 or Visual Studio 2012 using .NET 4.5 with async/await language support. For details on how get up and running with the ...

Customizing the login UI when using OAuth/OpenID

In the last post I showed how you can plug in your own OAuth/OpenID provider. This post shows you how you can pass in extra data about the provider such as display name, image etc and use this information when building up the UI for login screen   If you see the experience of login screen in the ASP.NET templates, it looks like this. Let...

NuGet Feed Performance Update

As you might know, NuGet has been having some performance (and timeout) related issues recently. Earlier this week, we completed a deployment that helped, but it didn't address everything.Many users are still seeing slow responses or even timeouts when trying to use the ‘Manage NuGet Packages’ dialog in Visual Studio.Ongoing ...

Plugging custom OAuth/OpenID providers

In the previous post, I wrote about how you can use the existing providers for Google, Facebook etc. and retrieve extra metadata about the authenticated users. Let’s assume you wanted to change the way the providers request for information. Some examples of this could be This post covers how you can write your own provider and ...

NuGet Gallery Performance Issues

Since August 16th, and especially since August 21st, the NuGet Gallery has been exhbiting intermittent performance issues. Some users are reporting errors when attempting to browse or search for NuGet packages from Visual Studio or other clients. Many users are reporting that browsing and searching are slow. There have also been timeout errors...

Web Deploy (MSDeploy) how to sync a folder

Today I saw the following question on StackOverflow MSDeploy - Deploying Contents of a Folder to a Remote IIS Server and decided to write this post to answer the question. Web Deploy (aka MSDeploy) uses a provider model and there are a good number of providers available out of the box. To give you an example of some of the providers; when ...

Extra Information from OAuth/OpenId Provider

When you authenticate a user using the OAuth/OpenId providers, you can request for some extra information about the user if you have granted access for these providers to send this information. For eg if you login using Facebook, you can request information such as Gender, country etc. Each provider has different set of data that you can ...

Announcing the Release of SignalR 0.5.3

SignalR 0.5.3 Release Notes The SignalR team has been working long hours in their team room in Building 18 for the past few months adding features, resolving issues, and cranking out code. Today the team has released the 0.5.3 release of SignalR. This post will cover some of the key items in the release and explain how you can make use of ...

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