After setting up automatic redirects from HTTP to HTTPS you may start seeing browser warnings about "insecure content" or "mixed content" and some content may be blocked and not displayed, this is because some of the external content references in your html are still using an insecure "http://" url.
I stumbled across the Dynamic LINQ Library today and can't figure out why more people aren't talking about it.
It's an awesome little library that allows you to dynamically generate LINQ expressions from strings, which is perfect for things like sorting collections by object property names passed as querystring parameters to web api controllers, it even allows you to sort by child object property names!
I got an email from a client today about an error happening in an application that I'd built with ASP.NET Web API 2.1. At first I thought they must be mistaken or doing something wrong on their end because their weren't any errors being reported by ELMAH which I'd configured in my WebApiConfig.cs file using the ElmahHandleErrorApiAttribute filter.
I recently set up an Instagram feed for a travel blog and found that the Instagram API only supplies the UTC created date/time of each image, and doesn't supply the user's UTC Offset (as the Twitter API does), so the only thing you have to work with are the latitude and longitude (lat/long) coordinates to find out the timezone and UTC Offset of where the image was posted.
This is an extension method for creating a checkbox list for a list of enum values (IList<Enum>).
It's a modified version of the CheckboxListForEnum extension method I found on the Xango project. Their version creates a checkbox list for a property that contains a single enum value.
Redirecting multiple domains to one and http to https is a pretty common requirement, and the are plenty of examples online showing how to do this using the IIS URL Rewrite Module.
Most of the examples I've seen work fine, but use separate rules for redirecting each domain and for redirecting http to https, resulting in something like this:
In this post I'll show you how to install and configure the Altairis Web Security Toolkit in an MVC3 application. The Altairis Web Security Toolkit is a simple, easy to use ASP.NET Membership Provider with a clean table structure. It's much nicer to work with than the default ASP.NET Membership Provider.