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  • Blog Post: Announcing ASP.NET 4.6 and ASP.NET 5 beta 5 in Visual Studio 2015 Release

    Long time readers of this blog or followers of the ASP.NET Community Standup know that this day was coming, and we have a released version of ASP.NET 4.6 framework and tools with Visual Studio 2015. Not only are we shipping ASP.NET 4.6, but we are also including with Visual Studio 2015 a bundle of ASP...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 3.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3 Release

    While the MVC team is working hard on MVC 6 as part of the ASP.NET 5 effort, we also keep working on the 5.x packages. Today we are releasing ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 5.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3. This release addresses 13 issues. Here is the full list . Highlight of issues fixed Web API Issues...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 3.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3 Beta releases

    While the MVC team is working hard on MVC 6 as part of the ASP.NET 5 effort, we also keep working on the 5.x packages. Today we are releasing a Beta of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.3, Web Pages 5.2.3 and Web API 5.2.3. This preview release addresses 12 issues. Here is the full list . Highlight of issues fixed...
  • Blog Post: Content negotiation in MVC 6 (or how can I just write JSON)

    [Update] - We decided to make two significant changes starting with Beta3, we are to not include the XML formatter by default, as well as special treat browsers. The content below is still relevant up to MVC 6 Beta2. Intro In this blog, I intend to provide a simplified how-things-work and how-to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Asp.Net MVC Security Update MS14-059 broke my build!

    Microsoft just released a new security update to be automatically applied to machines configured to use Microsoft Update. The security bulletin is available here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-059 Unfortunately, some ASP.NET MVC 3 and 4 VS projects can no longer build after...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of Web API OData 5.3

    The NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 are now live on the NuGet gallery! Download this release You can install or update the NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 using the NuGet Package Manager Console, like this: Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.OData -Version 5.3.0 ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release Candidates for Web API OData 5.3

    The release candidate NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 are now live on the NuGet gallery! Download this release You can install or update the release candidate NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 using the NuGet Package Manager Console, like this: Install-Package Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Release Candidates for ASP.NET MVC 5.2, Web API 2.2 and Web Pages 3.2

    The release candidate NuGet packages for ASP.NET MVC 5.2, ASP.NET Web API 2.2 and ASP.NET Web Pages 3.2 are now live on the NuGet gallery! Download this release You can install or update the release candidate NuGet packages for ASP.NET MVC 5.2, ASP.NET Web API 2.2 and ASP.NET Web Pages 3.2 using...
  • Blog Post: Scaffolding ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer-based-models

    The ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer (Entity Designer) is a GUI tool for editing Entity Framework models. You can use the Entity Designer to visually create and modify entities, associations, mappings, and inheritance relationships. You can also use the tool to validate the model. When you build the...
  • Blog Post: Enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2

    This post describes how to enable and monitor ASP.NET App Suspend on Windows Server 2012 R2. It was written by Rich Lander, a Program Manager on the .NET team. ASP.NET App Suspend is a big new feature in the .NET Framework 4.5.1. You can read an overview of ASP.NET App Suspend (including a demonstration...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Security Features in the SPA Template for VS2013 RC

    The blog is based on Visual Studio 2013 RC release . We have completely rewritten the SPA template from the previous version( MVC 4). Here are some of the changes we made: The authentication story has completely changed. Instead of using cookie (which was used in the last release), we are using OAuth...
  • Blog Post: Writing Web API Client Code for Multiple Platforms Using Portable Libraries

    The Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Client Libraries make it easy to write .NET clients that interact with RESTful HTTP services. Unfortunately, until recently the Web API client libraries did not support all platforms. Because of this limitation, developers had to maintain different code, depending on the...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Web API: Using Namespaces to Version Web APIs

    In this post, I’ll show how to extend the routing logic in ASP.NET Web API, by creating a custom controller selector. Suppose that you want to version your web API by defining URIs like the following: /api/v1/products/ /api/v2/products/ You might try to make this work by creating two different...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Web API and HTTP Byte Range Support

    Range requests is the ability in HTTP to request a part of a document based on one or more ranges. This can be used in scenarios where the client wants to recover from interrupted data transfers as a result of canceled requests or dropped connections. It can also be used in scenarios where a client requests...
  • Blog Post: Capturing Unhandled Exceptions in ASP.NET Web API's with ELMAH

    I'm a fan of using ELMAH to track unhandled exceptions in my ASP.NET applications. If you haven't tried ELMAH , you should definitely check it out. There's even an ELMAH NuGet package so it's trivial to install. Now that I'm getting my feet wet with Web API, I'd like to have any Web API unhandled exceptions...
  • Blog Post: Enabling ASP.NET Web API Help Pages for ASP.NET Web Forms Applications

    ASP.NET Web API Help Pages is a new preview feature that automatically generates help page style content for your Web API endpoints. You can read more about it at Introducing the ASP.NET Web API Help Page and in further posts on Yao's blog. I won't revisit the basics of the feature here. Instead, what...
  • Blog Post: An ASP.NET Open Source How-To Decoder Ring

    As you probably know, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages are available as open source on aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com . If you want to go beyond using the official RTM versions and either use the latest nightly drops, compile it yourself, or create pull requests then here’s a decoder ring for how to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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